What happens when a creative doesn’t set aside time to create?
You sit back and watch other people create and produce great things while your ideas just fly by because all of a sudden you’re okay with allowing other people’s projects to be good enough for you. How can you maintain creativity if you are living through someone else’s activity? It doesn’t work that way. You have to find time to put the phone down, have 0 company, process things and put them into action.
You may think that you’re not a “creative” because you don’t see in color or know how to create some sort of digital media (most of the creative work you see today). This makes you think that you don’t have any creative thinking to offer. When in reality you’ve probably been in a space and had the opportunity to create a whole innovative system to help others perform and do their best work. You may be a mom who is skilled and creative when it comes to family planning, which allows your family to function to the best their abilities at all times. Don’t discount the innate creativity that you use daily! Also, don’t keep repeating “I’m not creative” simply because your creativity is reflected in a different way.
Don’t keep repeating “I’m not creative” simply because your creativity is reflected in a different way.Tweet Me!
To the “creative” that hears another person saying “I’m not creative”, I’m asking you to take on the responsibility of both inspiring and empowering them to tap into their creativity!
Whatever creativity looks like for you, DO IT. CREATE IT. It’s not going to be here until you CREATE IT! God will literally start downloading things once you set aside that time to CREATE. Don’t be satisfied with other people’s projects because they put in the work (that you should be putting in) to present a completed project to you! CREATE. Even if it means recreating another idea that you’ve seen or heard. Don’t get me wrong, you can get inspired by other people’s work. It just becomes dangerous when you don’t act on the inspiration. Some may say you’re stealing if you try another person’s idea and build on it.
Here’s what I have to say to that:
Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.Austin Kleon
I used to think that every idea I had, had to start from scratch…when in reality most of the things that we see are just add ons to an “original” framework. We start with an idea and our schemas, memory, and taste help us finish it up. Think about it—
Why is your favorite influencer your favorite?
Because they are living out the Pinterest board that you’ve been saving pins to for years! What if you actually tried that pin that you just saved? Could your spin on that idea be a starting point for someone else’s idea? Maybe you should go try it and see!
I can’t wait to see and hear what you’ve done!