Creativity simply means being able to come up with something new, unique or different. Creativity is not a special gift endowed only upon a lucky few, it is for everyone and it is everywhere. Just as we were created, we are also born to create.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss
Everyone is capable of creativity. The key to tapping into this creativity is understanding that our approaches to creativity differ in terms of level and style. Your creativity can reveal itself in so many ways: cooking, problem -solving, ideas, or even folding laundry. The trick is to see them as acts of creation. Once you’ve done that, you can continue to learn and grow in your creativity.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw
The most intelligent individual is not the most creative individual. it doesn’t work that way. Coming up with good ideas has nothing to do with intelligence. Creativity can certainly exist without a high level of intelligence.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh
Creativity helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainties. It expands our perception which comes with new ways of solving problems.
“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein
As a creative, you have to be willing to take risks, setting your mind on a win-lose outcome. Oh yes! Failure is not an option but part of the process of being better at our crafts. Therefore, engaging in the creative process is a great confidence builder.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
Creativity is what pushes passion. If you have fun doing it and it keeps you constantly thinking and trying to figure out a new and better way, then that is what you need to focus on. Creativity is what gets you excited every time you wake up in the morning and that makes life fun.
“The ignorance of precision is a limitation to perfection.” – Ejik Ebuta
Creative outlets help you fuel your creativity and make you self-aware of things you never thought you could do. Whether it’s music, writing, or gardening, your creative outlet will help you create something special and meaningful from your experiences and express your true self.
Written by Ejik Ebuta, Art Director @Seamfix