Every person on this planet was born to be creative. Yes! Even your dull cousin Jake has some creativity in him.
Creativity is the ability to put our imaginations to use to create something. What is that something? Is it a definable entity? Or does it depend upon how we put to use the 10 commandments of creativity.
Let’s breeze through the 10 commandments of creativity to discover our underrated creative sides.
The bigger picture is not what you and others can actually see. It’s an imaginative picture that you create from the information you acquire and process from your surroundings on a daily basis. It’s like dressing up your ideas and feelings for a grand costume party.
Children have the most creative imaginations. Their minds are exploding with hundreds of questions, ideas, and feelings. This is because they still haven’t reached the stages of self-doubt and self-consciousness.
If you’re going to be creative then you have to numb your sensitivities. You will be judged by others, so you must be tolerant enough not to lose your focus.
No one has scaled the heights of creativity by sitting at the base and sulking.
Open your mind and heart to new ideas and techniques. Absorb knowledge from people and objects around you like you’re a thirsty sponge. Put your intelligence on the back-burner, and learn like you’ve never learned before. Your mind is an empty slate waiting to be written on.
Be comfortable with the tools you choose to develop and exhibit your creativity. For example, a writer should be comfortable with the vocabulary he chooses to use while he writes. Choosing tools well beyond the scope of your comprehensibility will only project you in a poor light.
Eat healthy and think even healthier. The mind and body must work together to create a harmonious setting for the flow of creativity. A negative fluctuation in either one can lead to a dip in creativity.
Nothing is stupid or incorrect when it comes to creativity. It’s all a matter of perception. Don’t give up an idea before putting it down on paper, at least once. Many ideas seem hazy in our minds, but when drafted in reality can generate even better ideas.
Formulate your creative standards based upon your own goals. It’s very enticing to witness other people’s creative wonders, and fall prey to the ‘I want that too’ syndrome. You’re unique; your goals should match your own expectations.
Prepare to be lonely…VERY LONELY! No, it’s not that bad, especially when you witness the creative end results.
It’s okay to freely express your emotions and frustrations, especially when you rely on them so heavily for your creative superpowers. No, you don’t need to find someone to share your emotional outbursts with. You are your best companion. When the need to release pent-up feelings overpowers your rationality, don’t hesitate to cry, laugh, or rant.
Creativity isn’t limited to artists, musicians, chefs, writers, and a vast majority of other creative professionals.
It’s a trait that bubbles in all individuals.
Follow the 10 commandments of creativity, and you’ll definitely find the key to your creative side.