The power of creativity isn’t often included in the lists of powerful skills and habits. Normally we think of skills like confidence, persistence, and charisma. Creativity is often viewed as a side effect of being an amazing person with great ideas, and not something that can be honed and developed.
Truly, creativity is what drives some people to achieve wonderful works of art, science, and innovation. Creativity is in fact very powerful and should be one of the most powerful skills developed over time.
Think about some of the most impactful leaders, movers, and shakers that you know of. These people shaped the world around them and left lasting impacts on their respective industries. I can almost guarantee that they developed their expertise and influence through applied creativity. Taking what other think to be true and expanding on, or even going counter to that is exactly what leads to serious results.
When I look at my own views on creativity, and I’m obviously a little biased, I think to myself about what ways I can incorporate creativity into my life and develop powerful changes around me.
It can be in my personal life, my professional life, my spiritual life, or anywhere really. There is not a single aspect of my life that cannot be improved upon and made better by applying even the smallest level of creativity. I think the same applies to any area of your life as well.
When you look at creativity as that driving force and with that much power, it’s hard to deny the fact that creatives do shape the world around them.
As you go about your day, look to areas that may be in your blind spot, areas you may have overlooked or assumed were completely optimized. Those are the areas ripe for a creative revolution. Those are the areas that we take for granted as being complete, when they are actually far from it.