How to Find Your Creative Genius

Finding your creative genius is easy

  • do the work, 
  • finish something, 
  • get feedback, 
  • find ways to improve, 
  • show up again tomorrow. 
  • Repeat for ten years. Or twenty. Or thirty.

Inspiration only reveals itself after perspiration.

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Creativity
The creative process is the act of making new connections between old ideas or recognizing relationships between concepts.

While being creative isn't easy, nearly all great ideas follow a similar 5 step creative process.

  1. Gather new material directly related to your task as well as learning general material by becoming fascinated with a wide range of concepts.
  2. Thoroughly work over the materials in your mind.  Examine what you have learned by looking at the facts from different angles and experimenting with fitting various ideas together.
  3. Step away from the problem. Next, you put the problem completely out of your mind and go do something else that excites you and energizes you.
  4. Let your idea return to you. After you have stopped thinking about it, your idea will come back to you with a flash of insight and renewed energy.
  5. Shape and develop your idea based on feedback. For any idea to succeed, you must release it out into the world, submit it to criticism, and adapt it as needed.

Some people are primed to be more creative than others.

However, nearly every person is born with some level of creative skill and the majority of our creative thinking abilities are trainable.

How to Be Creative
  1. Give yourself permission to create junk.
  2. Create on a schedule. Genius arrives when you show up enough times to get the average ideas out of the way.
  3. Finish something. Anything. Stop researching, planning, and preparing to do the work and just do the work.
  4. Stop judging your own work. Laugh off your mistakes and continue to produce the thing you love.
  5. Hold yourself accountable. Share your work publicly. It will hold you accountable for creating your best work. 

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Finish with something ..

Finish something. Anything. Stop researching, planning, and preparing to do the work and just do the work.

If you start a work , just finish it . Don't leave the half done work behind . Nobody becomes great by their half finished work . It doesn't matter how good or bad it is , just finish it .

Stop debating what you should make and just make something.

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Stop researching, planning, and preparing. Just do the work.

It doesn't have to be brilliant. You just need to prove to yourself that you can produce something.

Instead of thinking of a cut-and-dry end goal to certain situations, creative people sit back and examine the problem in different ways before beginning to work.

If you find yourself stagnating by focusing on generic problems, try to re-conceptualize the problem by focusing on a more meaningful angle.

For example: Instead of thinking “What would be something cool to paint?” rather ask, “What sort of painting evokes the feeling of loneliness that we all encounter after a break-up?”

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