There is no secret formula for success. To move forward, and to create what matters, you first need to get off the well-trodden path and step into the unknown and embrace the creative mindset. A creative mind wants to shape the world around it, no matter what obstacles stand in the way. Your creation could fail, but that’s OK. The very best creations require a certain element of risk. Experiment with your creation, because experiments don’t fail they prove a point one way or another and can lead to other creations.
School’s jobs and society make us feel like our creative abilities are limited and rob us of our creative confidence and self-worth. We are all born with incredible imagination, intuition, and intelligence. It’s just that many people are trained not to use these powers, and as a result are left to wither. It’s easy to get sucked into this void, our schools, families, jobs, and friends project a limited view or our abilities onto us.
There is no formula for creativity. You cannot learn it from a book, classroom or through an online expert. Creativity comes from the heart and stems from passion. If a creative person wants something, they go and give it a try. Not everything will be a success, sometimes you’ll succeed and sometimes you’ll fail but it’s important to try everything and see what happens.
Art exists because it has to. It grows within us and impels us to share it. Don’t fear the unknown embrace it, let inspiration spark the light that guides you, and see how far it takes you.
The creative mindset can be applied to everything that you do and will enrich every aspect of your life. Once re-kindled, creativity isn’t a switch that you can turn off. Its a way of seeing, engaging with and a way to respond to the world around you. Try and develop an alternative way of thinking, one that can be applied to any challenge or project, no matter how far out of your comfort zone it is.