I have lots of creative ideas. I mean lots. You would be hard-pressed to talk to me over the course of an hour without me giving you at least one creative idea about whatever topic we’re talking about. And when I say idea, I don’t mean an opinion or interesting insight. I am talking about thinking of a new business plan or a way to reimagine something.
Here’s the thing though: not all ideas are created equally. Some are better than others, and some are just plain bad. It is easy to think that you’re not the creative type if so many of your ideas immediately appear to be worthless. You may think, “How could I be the next greatest creative genius if all of the ideas I have for a title for my next blog post stink?” However, every creative person knows that they have many more terrible ideas than they have brilliant, creative ideas. It’s the ability to recognize the difference, and the persistence to keep working to improve on the poor ideas that leads to the brilliant creative ideas that in turn leads to success.