There is no such thing as ‘creative gene’
[Visual Created via Canva by the Author]
Creativity isn’t something only a few selected people have.
Whether it’s an engineer, artist, or filmmaker, we have all witnessed a person’s creative power.
Each one of us has the potential for this kind of creative expression in our lives — right now — but often aren’t aware of it.
Creativity is not a talent. There is no genetic coding for creative thinking or for breakthrough ideas. Rather, creativity is an emergent quality of the mind, a trait that anyone can develop.
Creativity is a skill that anyone can learn. Creativity is not something innate. It requires practice, practice, and more practice.
Creativity is a process — a process of practicing making new connections between pre-existing things in a non-existing way.
Here are a couple of traits of creative people:
- They give themselves permission to create junk
- They make new connections with old ideas
- They create consistently
- They ship their ideas
- They’re always open to learning new things to make new connections
- They are aware that creativity is a process
These are but a few of the many characteristics of creative people.
The best way to become more creative is by creating/making/building/doing things consistently — without judging the outcome.
Creating something, no matter how bad it is, is practice for creating a better one.
Just don’t forget, creativity and the ability to innovate are like muscles — the more we use them, the stronger they get.