How to develop creativity
Creativity is there, right in you. It’s there waiting to be activated. Sometimes people want to be creative, but fail because they give themself to much pressure. „Be creative now!“ – That can kill all creativity. But only if you let it. The problem with creativity is, that you have it when you don’t need it and need it, when you don’t have it. So there seem to be two ways to use creativity. The first one is to use the creativity when you have it. The second way is to get creativity when you need it to be, or in other words learn how to be creative.
What does creativity mean?
I found a quote wich i liked:
„Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.“
– Arthur Koestler
And thats true. If you are creative you create something new. Nobody ever told you how to do it. You are your own master. To be creative means for me, that you use all of your knowledge, all of your pesonality, all of your feelings all yourself and dream of something new. Let behind bondaries, get rid of the „normal“ behavior.
So to be creative is easy. You can be creative by inventing new words or writing down an article on how to develop creativity.
But creativity is not something that you only need once. You need it everyday. Take me, by writing this down, i am not that creative in the present, but was creative the days and weeks ans years before this article, because i always liked the subject creativity and thought a lot about it and tried to be creative for a long time. Successfully. I am creative. I feel very creative sometimes. I am sometimes amazed, what i write or say. And i think, that more people are creative and they don’t know it. They think they have stupid ideas or ideas that no one is interested in and so they are not interested in their own creative thoughts, because they seem to be stupid.
So whats wrong about beeing stupid? If you try something new, it seems to be very stupid if it’s against all you know or your surroundings may tell you, but it may be very creative. So if you are afraid of stupidy, you may also stop all of your creativity.
Don’t be afraid! If other people think: Ohh what a crazy idea/behavior, maybe you are on the right way. Thats why all the artists and cool people seem to be so crazy. Thats how i am creative myself. Never be afraid. First think: What could happen and if there is nothing bad about it, just do it, try it, write it.
In the future i am going to write more about beeing creative, but for today, just remember one thing: You are creative, cause you are a creation, just give your creativity more room in your life.