Creative People are the architects of our world. To be creative you must adhere to a few things. You need to understand what creativity abhors and adores.
You are already doing things to be more creative but with no desired outcome.
You want to build a world of your vision, write that next magnum opus, create a painting that would give you world acclaim, or invent a product that would be loved and used by millions out there.
Then, you doubt yourself. “Am I going to make it?”
Mario Puzo, said, “Great men are not born great, they grow great”
The above statement is quite bold. It glorifies Puzo’s personal experience that no one can deny. But this phrase is not just a quote but has a deep meaning to it.
He wasn’t an established author until he wrote “The Godfather.”
Tracing Mario Puzo’s timeline will tell you that his first two novels didn’t help him much monetarily, although received good reviews for them.
At 45, he was in debt. He could have said all these statements,
“It’s in the genes.”
“Not my cup of tea.”
“Maybe I don’t have what it takes.”
“I should be doing something else rather than making a living through writing.”
Taking all the rejection slips and failure on his face he could have given a goodbye kiss to writing.
Thank God he didn’t!
Instead, he did a few things until he reached where he wanted to see himself, while he penned, “The Godfather.”
As you know, it was not only one of the finest literary but also a cinematic work.
The truth is nobody has it until one earns with sweat and blood. It’s not a heritage that shall be passed to you.
Creativity or success in any creative process is much more than the common myth of flashing insight.
Here’s what “Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s says:
Artists frequently hide the steps that lead to their masterpieces. They want their work and their career to be shrouded in the mystery that it all came out at once. It’s called hiding the brushstrokes, and those who do it are doing a disservice to people who admire their work and seek to emulate them.
If you don’t get to see the notes, the rewrites, and the steps, it’s easy to look at a finished product and be under the illusion that it just came pouring out of someone’s head like that.
People who are young, or still struggling, can get easily discouraged, because they can’t do it like they thought it was done. 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner
Perhaps you must now not get disheartened even if you believe that there are gifted people and you think you are not the one.
Let’s suppose you are not the gifted one – What would you do then:
Would you stop taking one step after the other?
Or would you follow these