January 5, 2008

Creativity Is Not A Gift

You are creative when you continuously try to innovate and find new ways of doing things better, efficient or more beautiful.

Creativity is neither talent, nor a gift. Creativity results from your decision of being creative. Creation is normally based on a combination of what already exists. Sometimes, it might be something completely new. If you decide to be creative you will find yourself thinking of innovative ideas on how to make your offerings better, how to have happier customers, or how to do interesting things with your family and friends. Working on these ideas will make you feel very successful and powerful. It would fuel your success.

Being creative helps you break away from your regular way of being. It challenges you to innovate and generate ideas. It forces you to create.


Anonymous said...

i truly agree with that.

Dorothy said...

At 61 a grandmother filled with wisdom, (they tell me)..I agree 110%..Good luck with your ideas. If we'd listen, there would be happier people.

My best,
Dorothy from grammology
remember to call gram

Unknown said...

I do believe it depends on the context. In the work setting for argument sake, employers often choose not to make available to employees the beautiful gift of creativity.

Aseem said...

Jollyjo,If you are stuck with such an employer try this out. Think of ideas on how you can continue to deliver on your employer's expectations with the same quality, however in 20% less time. Be creative in your ideas. And share your experience with us. Thanks.

vc said...

Calvin : You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
Hobbes : What mood is that?
Calvin : Last-minute panic.

Lisa McGlaun said...


I agree and I love vc's comment about Clavin and Hobb's. The last minute panic is so true for me. I am most creative when I'm working under pressure or a deadline.

And yes, we all have creative potential. Think what this world would be like if we used it and honored it in others...wow.

Best Wishes,

Anonymous said...

stumbloed to ur blog via entrecard...

i agree about the result of our choices, even creativity. everything that happens in our life are made of our choices.

Unknown said...

We usually come across various objects in our life and we perceive the exact meaning of these things in accordance with innovation of our own mind. In fact every human brain is submissive the essence is how we can express our feelings and considerations, and creativity basically yields from this same scenario.

Aseem said...

I wouldn't exactly call human brain submissive... i think its very powerful. In fact creativity is what brings it out from submission into the open...

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