3 Total Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 203)
“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”
Creativity is a veiled mystery. It is definitive in some personality types, but it can also be fluid in others. Ideas and insights flow from almost nowhere and at other times fail to even let us know where to begin especially when we need them. Creative people seem to be complex but are actually far more simple than we realize — just in their own way. To have the ability to create anything is both a huge privilege and an even greater responsibility.
Here are 3 habits of seriously creative people:
1. They are usually oblivious to what is going on around them.
Seriously creative people are consumed with their own ideas and many times are too focused on putting their ideas to work that they don’t have the least bit of knowledge about what is going on in their environment. They can be working right next to someone for several years and not have a clue as to what the other person is up to.
2. They make rules and then they break rules.
Seriously creative people can’t be blocked in or bound by conventional rules and regulations. They study rules not to follow them, but to make their own rules and then to break those rules to create new ones. Their creative mindset keeps them always in gear to change rules that don’t fit with their scope of creativity.
3. They spend time daydreaming.
Despite what their parents may have told them when they were little, seriously creative people know that daydreaming is an important way to spend time. They seemingly get their best ideas when they aren’t really thinking about it. Daydreaming allows our brains to connect and correlate new information with what we already know to create a heightened sense of awareness and imagination.
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
— John Cage