After a year of writing about creativity, I’ve talked a lot about the different ways to incorporate creativity into daily life.
However, after all of the bits of advice I have given, there’s one aspect that resonates throughout each and every post.
My number one tip is to be open to new ideas. Be open to being wrong. Be open to new experiences.
Whenever looking for a source of inspiration of creativity you need to be open to any and every place, even those that seem completely random.
Creativity is the idea of repurposing one thing to serve the use of another. In order to accomplish this, creatives must be open to thinking outside of the box and taking ideas from wherever they come from.
One of the biggest killers of creativity is when you hold on to preconceived notions that take away from your ability to think differently. If the world looks like it’s setting you up for something, that’s usually a good sign that your mind is open to new ideas and you’re making connections where others are not.
If a creative idea turns out to not be the best, it serves as fuel to inform future creative ideas, and becomes just the inspiration you’ll need in the future.
Closed minds don’t see opportunity. They see barriers and obstacles. They see pitfalls and ways to fail.
However, open minds see possibility. That possibility is what will drive you to push forward and find your creative muse.