Wired to create

creativity

What is creativity?

The book Wired to Create has researched the characteristics of highly creative people throughout history. Creative people are described as messy, playful, passionate, highly sensitive, open to new experiences, daydreaming, intuitive, solo, growing from adversity, mindful, think and act differently. These are interesting facts that we might already know. What I love the most from the book is this formula: Inspiration + hard work = creativity.

How to get inspired?

Life is full of sources of inspiration if we take a close look. Newton gets inspired by an apple dropping from a tree.Β  Literally, anything or anyone can be an inspiration. The books we’ve read or a stranger we’ve met may change the way we see the world. We can get insights or new perspectives by meeting new people, reading new books, traveling to new places, having new hobbies, eating new food, living in new cities, watching new movies and dramas, listening to new music, studying new topics, learning new sports, writing journals, being alone, solo walking, meditating, having showers… Any life events can be inspirations.

Treat all of life’s meaningful moments – the good and the bad – as potential sources of inspiration and motivation.

How to get hard work done?

Don’t think it’s hard work. We’re doomed to finish it in a hard way if “hard work” is in our minds. Think it’s as an expression of life, an expression of who you are, and the art of living. When we change the attitude, our actions will change too. I used to think work is hard work. When I see work as a practice to master creativity, I’m willing to do it again and again. I used to think yoga is hard work as I have to stretch myself to my limit. Yet, the benefits of stretching hard give me the strength that I can’t resist. So I do it every day.

Create. Again and again and again. Take risks and be prepared to fail.

Creative doing!

62 thoughts on “Wired to create

  1. Love this! I really like that perspective of instead of seeing it as hard work, perceiving it as expressing/ expanding your creativity. Great post 🌷

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  3. Wow! You really hit the nail on the head with this post! And it resonates so much with me. Because I love to create through writing. And when you love what you do, you don’t see it as “hard work” or “a job”!
    Thank you for this! It perked me up!

  4. Greetings Helenps, If you ever met me you would probably think I was messy, I think I’m playful as I feel like a big kid in an old body, I have been through a lot of “fires of life” and do act and think differently from others quite a bit. And I have been humbled and honoured to have been told I am creative and talented. I can’t confirm or deny that claim, I’ll let others decide that but I have noticed that this past history of mine has helped me see things in ways others don’t which helps me create my designs. Also just being curious and asking questions like “How would this work/look if I did this?” or “How can I make that do something else?” can result in surprising outcomes. Thank you for this interesting read and your visits to my little site.

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