Week 48 – Draw On Your Own Creativity To Create New Possibilities
If I was to ask you to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 with ten being very creative, prescription where would you rate your creativity? Most people rate their creativity on the low end of the scale. Somehow, over time they’ve convinced themselves that unless they can paint like Picasso, sing like Adele or act like Tom Hanks, they aren’t creative.
The truth is we apply our creativity to many areas of our lives on a daily basis. We are creative when we make plans, when we build things and when we solve problems. Without creativity, we couldn’t function very well. But creativity doesn’t just come through moments of inspiration. It has to be stirred, and these tools can help anyone get inspired.
- Brainstorming with others – get together with friends to generate ideas, options and alternatives. You know what they say – two (or three) heads are definitely better than one.
- Mind maps/story boards – this is a great tool to build on an idea.
- Collage/vision board –a collage can help you see all the possibilities that can bring your idea to life.
- Music and art – music, a visit to a museum or rummaging through photos can inspire your creativity.
- Dance and sports – watching a dancer’s movements or an athlete at their peak performance can stir your creativity.
- Nature – getting up close and personal to nature is sure to get your inspired.
Creativity is like any other muscle; the more you exercise it, the more you become creative. Use your own creativity to plan your next career move, make changes in your life or solve a problem. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. New possibilities can only come when we open ourselves up to new and exciting ideas.
Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website.