In their books and blogs, creative people tend to tell parallel stories about similar creative experiences. The seeds of these creativity truths tumbled around in my head until I was able to articulate them with words. After the ideas sunk in, I settled on these 10 Truths of Creativity: Everyone...
25 entries categorized "Creativity"
All of us, in one aspect of our lives or another, have resisted doing what we know we "should" do, and even what we want to do. Author Steven Pressfield writes that "Resistance is fear." I am recognizing my fears, pulling up a chair next to them and moving forward anyway. How about you?
We are the biggest obstacles to our own creativity and innovation. You can break through these obstacles by allowing yourself to learn from mistakes, avoiding imitation, giving yourself time and space to create art or ideas and managing time-sucks. In what ways do you see yourself building obstacles to your own creativity and innovation? How might you break free of your own limits? Tweet me or leave a comment below to join the conversation.
Thinking about creativity and creative spaces, I wrote a fantasy list of what I'd love to have in a studio. What would be on your list for an dreamy creative space? Leave a comment here or send me a tweet.
In order to maintain an environment that encourages creativity, in order to maintain awareness of our responses to creativity, we must embrace imperfection: because mistakes play a vital role in creative process. Imperfection can serve as a springboard for creativity and innovation. When you try on a mindset of imperfection, you might be surprised by how your child's or your own innovation, ideas and creativity can blossom. Where can you see the value of imperfection in your own life? Leave a comment or send me a tweet.