Creativity- a term most less attacked! Are we not living in a world which is full on innovations and new ideas? We are living in a Steve Jobs age which not only respects new thinking but makes us crave for it. Now give it a second thought.
Deep down inside are you afraid of being Creative ? Why is it that new changes make us feel insecure? Why does it become so difficult and sometimes impossible to think apart from the league and BE CREATIVE? Yes, imagination does scare us.
Okay so let us start with defining the term "creativity". The word seems so broad. Take a moment and ask yourself how do you define it? Is it a word limited to artists and designers? I feel creativity does not equal art! Anyone can be creative- designers, managers, developers , gardeners,cooks. Creativity can be a feeling too personal. It is bringing into picture what your dreams are, what you have thought for your life, how you live. There is always a creative component in all of this. Creativity can make your life meaningful by adding a desire or bringing up deep down emotions and thoughts.Creativity is how you make yourself feel spirited, make yourself feel alive!
Have you ever been in a situation when you are forced to be creative,think out of the box? Here is a small exercise for you for such times.
Think of answers to these questions:
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What brings you deep sense of inner peace and joy?
3. What would you be doing if you knew you could not fail?
Answering such questions gives you a way for triggering the creative process. I could tell you Creativity can be discovering new things, ideas, innovations, problem solving. And it can be. And often it is. Everyone can define creativity in their own terms. So when you start thinking about your creativity you are connecting yourself to a deep meaningful expression which lets you discover who you are.
Find creativity in you day to day lives, in small random things you pursue to do. I hope you discover yourself each day , every moment.