3 Clear Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 204)
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”
— Albert Einstein
“The mind is a terrible thing to waste” is so much more than a popular statement. What we do with our minds and allow into our minds has the ability to develop us into better people or degrade us into something worse. Being creative causes us to use our minds in ways that actually bring usefulness and happiness into our lives and into the lives of other people. When we don’t know what to do, creativity kicks in and makes us spin stories, create music, and develop solutions that never were until now.
Here are 3 habits of seriously creative people:
1. They fail forward.
Doing creative work is most often a process of failing more times than one cares to remember while en route to finding something that actually works. Seriously creative people learn not to take failure personally and instead make failure their best friend. They understand failure is a real part of the creative process.
2. They can really get with feeling.
Imagination and passion are two things that seriously creative people can understand and get something out of. Hard facts and mediocre small-talk doesn’t suit them in any way. They want feeling, they need feeling. It is just part of who they are. And when they produce anything, they do so with a good deal of passion. They want that in return.
3. They see possibilities.
One of the main things that defines a seriously creative person is their ability to connect the dots between people, ideas, and concepts. They have a unique knack for seeing possibilities where ordinary people usually would see nothing at all. And they don’t really think it is hard or takes a lot of effort, they just do. They connect imagination with reality and produce something really imaginative.
“The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn’t need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas.”
— Abe Tannenbaum