3 Other Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 200)
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Creative people want to know many different things. They take time to culminate the past, the present, and the future into a mass of something that is universally useful and beautiful. Ideas take time to develop but once an idea has struck the right person at the right time and in the right element, the person who has been hit holds the magic power to transform, to improve, or to develop something out of usually nothing. Creative power lasts for as long as the idea is being worked on. It doesn’t really matter how long it takes or how hard it gets. A creative person has faith that this power will eventually turn into reality.
Here are 3 habits of seriously creative people:
1. They take things personally.
Creative people have a distinct bright side and an equally distinct touchy side. They can get pretty upset when things do not go as planned or turn out the way they intended. For the perfectionist-creative types, they will scrap an entirely good project for a minor error or failure. And if one dare to call them to the carpet on it, they will get even more upset and take criticism or silence to their demands very personally.
2. They don’t hold a great deal of self-belief.
It’s more like self-doubt. They don’t fully believe in themselves or see how good what they are doing is like other people around them will. One reason may be because they are too engaged with themselves and too close to their projects. However, if you’re a good sidekick to a creative person, they are more likely to respond to a kind word, a pat on the back, or some reassurance that what they are doing is awesome.
3. They struggle with completion.
And it’s not because they can’t complete what they start or they don’t want to do so. It is more likely because they have too many ideas bombarding them all the time and they feel bad if they aren’t able to work on them all. Seriously creative people can be working on many different projects at one time and seemingly never complete any of them. Eventually, truly creative people come to a point of completion on a task or two and they move on. But working on one thing until it is done is not their forte.
“Creativity is… seeing something that doesn’t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.”
— Michele Shea