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Creativity

Creativity can  be defined "as the process of producing something that is both original and worthwhile" or "characterized by originality and expressiveness and imaginative"

SO often people tell me "I'm not creative." To me, this is a learned limiting belief.  When we ask a five year old to draw us something, they usually get right to work.  Now, it doesn't always look like what we expect it to, and sometimes requires explaination, but they are never afraid to try.  Where along the way did we learn to be self-conscious in creative expression?  

My dream is for every person to have creative confidence.  As individuals we are unique.  No other human being shares the experiences that have molded us into the people that we are.  Maybe one of those experiences taught these people that they weren't original, imaginative or that their expression of creativity wasn't valuable. 

F*ck them! Try something that makes you nervous.  If you never get the fluttery feeling in your stomach before you take a risk you'll never get the surge of emotion when you succeed (or fail.) Besides, even if you do take a tumble, some of the greatest inventions were failed attempts at something else: post-it notes, potato chips, fireworks, and superglue!

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"  -Albert Einstein 

You won't ever know the talent you have if you don't put in the time to make it a skill. 

 

 

 

 

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