Many people go around thinking creativity is a talent, something some individuals naturally have while others do not. And while, to some extent, this is indeed true, there is more to it than that.
Here’s the real truth ─ while creativity might indeed come more naturally to some than others, it is possible for supposedly uncreative people to learn creativity. And not just learn it, but consciously and actively do so.
Wondering how this can be achieved? We at Southwest Creative are here to help. Below are 4 tips to help you do just that and stir up your inner creative genius.
Here’s a fact, before one can be considered creative or exceptional in any given art, one must first be, at the very least, proficient. To become proficient, one must practice. So if you want to improve your level of creativity in any given field, practice more on that field. Improve your skills, learn to use more tools (and to use them on more advanced levels), and learn to take on more sophisticated tasks.
The creative mind is an exposed one. One that can solve one problem in several ways and can find the one solution in the sea of unfeasible options. For one’s mind to reach this level, one needs to be an avid learner ─ to learn from many, many different sources, both directly and indirectly.
Creativity is the ability to use original ideas to provide solutions to any given problem. Hence, for any mind to be creative, it must be able to not just focus on the problem requiring a solution but also be able to pay attention to the intricate details of the problem. From properly and thoroughly understanding what the problem is, one can find unique ways to solve them.
Here’s what really separates creative people from the masses ─ originality. A creative mind doesn’t just get the job done; it gets the job done in an unusual way, with a sense of personality unique to itself. This originality is what really makes creative people. We all have this uniqueness and individual personality in us. All you need to do is unleash it on the world.
Follow these four tips and watch your level of creativity steadily rise as you improve both as an artist and as an individual.