If you think you are not super smart or born with the creative “gift,” just shrug your shoulders and give up that creative potential, its probably a bad move. To a large degree, creativity is a learned behavior. It’s a matter of how you approach things, how you act or react to new circumstances, how you look at things in different ways, your willingness to question, experiment and take chances. In other words, creativity is not “what you are” as much as “what you do.”
It is true to say that some people are naturally creative, but by itself, “creative” says it all, one can learn to be creative in every quater of his/her life. We are all creative in whatever we do, the day is our canvas and we are the paint, it just begs the question, “what will you do with your daily art?”
In our daily life, there are problems, challenges and some unexpected things happens, they are happening almost everyday; searching solution to solve it just to stress for me, and making connection is another problem, sometime the creativity doesn’t just come when you think of it, and a lot of time, it comes when you never realise it.
I used to think being creative is being like those people in the creative arts – freedom of expression, originality and etc. But soon I realized that it is only one aspect of creativity. As long as I can take an idea and add something to it, which becomes new or better, and then I am being creative.
We all have goals, quotas and deadlines toward things we do, the life we live, the people we associate with, but it’s not life and death.
When you enjoy yourself, your brain relaxes and is able to produce more and better ideas, one of those ideas may be just what you’re looking for. In that respect, don’t allow yourself focus on fear and anxiety can challenge your ability to accept risk and be creative.
When you allow your creativity to stem from a sense of play, you seem to leave less room for fear and anxiety.
If you see the world as it truly is, you might face lots of stress and feel your shoulder very heavy; if you can change your ways of seeing things, people and the world begins by changing yourself – beginning with where you orient your attention, you will lighten up yourself.
In addition, if you have pay any attention, you might observe or notice that – creative people (they might be your friends or someone you know) keep trying and work through failure because failure is a nature process, anyone can fail regardless of his/her own ability.
If you welcome failure as a learning curve it will become part of the journey towards success, otherwise it will become a fear hold you back.
Courage, on the other hand, is a fundamental principle of creativity. No matter how complicated you tries to make things work, courage is the very first element in overcoming that creative block. Actually, courage is the very first step to overcoming ANYTHING that you THINK you cannot do. For some people, it is about act, but for me, it so much as an orientation.
By saying that, if you can, watch how the creative people you know solve problems and deal with projects. You may choose one particularly creative person you admire and, when faced with a problem, have that courage and ask yourself, “What would so-and-so do in this situation?”
As you begin to “act” like a creative person, you’ll find yourself actually becoming more and more creative. And likely, more and more successful.
Before I end of this post, I would like to share this inspirational quote with all of you:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs, Apple CEO