3 Real Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 201)
“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.”
— Pablo Picasso
The creation of the world is about the only thing that has been done and finished completely. Everything else remains to be done or improved in some way. Creative people know what has been done, what has yet to be done, and what really needs improving. If it isn’t perfect — and that’s nearly everything — it can be made better. And that is where creative people find their energy, their muse, and their satisfaction.
Here are 3 habits of seriously creative people:
1. They can’t be blindsided.
In a good way, they have a healthy suspicion of almost everything. They are good at detective work — putting things together, getting ideas from clues, and so forth. If you present to them shady work or give them inaccurate information, they will not hesitate to point it out to you and demand answers. It is part of their creative nature to be investigative and interrogative as well.
2. They embrace authenticity.
To a seriously creative purpose, being who they really are is way more important to them than being popular or having a crowd of people applaud their work. They believe they are successful when they are able to stay true to who they are and what they believe without compromise. While they don’t like to be marginalized or misunderstood, they tolerate that kind of treatment better than most people.
3. They really don’t believe in age.
Have you ever met an adult like gets super excited about amusement parks or cotton candy or treehouse. Seriously creative people are really big kids on the inside. They never lose the kid part of them; it is just part of who they are. They don’t categorize themselves by age and have a difficult time acting the part even when it is necessary. Ever wonder why little children appear to be more imaginative in their thinking. Seriously creative types never lose that.
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher