Creativity

Creative persons differ from one another in a variety of ways, but in one respect they are unanimous: They all love what they do. It is not the hope of achieving fame or making money that drives them; rather, it is the opportunity to do the work that they enjoy doing. The process of discovery involved in creating something new appears to be one of the most enjoyable activities any human can be involved in. The conditions for flow in creativity are, the clarity of goals, knowing wow well one Is doing, balancing challenges and skills, merging of action and awareness, avoiding distractions, creativity as Autotelic experience, forgetting self, time, and surroundings Csikszentmihalyi (1996).

As McGuinness (n.d.) states a creative person is a person who creates things. You either create something or you don’t. Creative people create, by focusing on creative solutions to problems that stop most people in their tracks. No doubt there are plenty of factors that influence things along the way, but it’s hard to say definitively that any of them are the reason why creativity happens. What I have found is that every person has the genius of creativity within, it is simply different for each individual. Some people don’t believe this so their genius remains dormant until someone cares enough to drag it out of them.

I strongly agree I am a creative person and for me, creativity is simply the belief that I can do whatever I want to do. The whining combined with fear, insecurity and responsibility combined with hard work, results in the depressed and the blocked creativity.

References

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). The flow of creativity. In Creativity (pp. 107-126). New York City, NY: HarperCollins.

McGuinness, M. (n.d.). Do You Worry That You’re ‘Just Not Creative’? Retrieved from http://lateralaction.com/articles/creative-block-im-not-creative/

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