The worst thing for creativity

The worst thing for creativity is not silence.

Is not standing still.

Is not non-movement in thought or body.

Is not procrastination.

The worst thing for creativity is comparing you to other people and feeling they have it all and you have not-as-much.

The worst thing for creativity is complaining and whining and coming from a place of lack of ideas.

The worst thing for creativity is to not think you’re good enough and your art aren’t worthy of showing to other people.

Just the thought of these things takes my creative energy away.

I have often thought about the quote from Jean-Paul Sartre stating:”l’enfer – c’est les autres” or “hell is other people.” it’s not only inside ourselves that our creativity lies – it in particularly lies outside of us as well. If you’ve studied Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book “creativity” you’ll find out that our surroundings and our society has a huge effect on our creativity, and whether or not something is deemed creative at all.

I can in particular recomment the Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi book on creativity, it shows that there are two sides to creativity: creating and perception of the created.

 

Is creativity changing because we are more connected?

I believe that the perception of creativity is changing all of the time. With the internet our art is becoming visible to a lot of people who wouldn’t see it otherwise. Simply because it’s searchable and findable for eternity. So there are more possibilities to find a niche. There are more possibilities to connect with people who would love your art.

 

rock on

 

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