As someone who didn’t think of himself as creative until relatively recently, I completely understand the mission David Kelley talks about in that video. I can remember learning that everyone(!) is creative (including me!) and suddenly feeling special. Like I had a secret power I hadn’t been using. Like Luke Skywalker discovering the Force.
And now I feel kind of like the kid from The Sixth Sense sometimes.
“I see creative people. Walking around like normal people. They don’t know they’re creative!”
You’re creative, too! I mean it. You are. You always have been but just like the kid in the story, someone convinced you you weren’t.
And you can get it back! You knew you were creative when you were a kid. It never left! You just have to start exercising those old creative muscles.
It might be uncomfortable at first, but it gets easier as you go. I promise.
Will you create this weekend? Something small? Something big? Anything! Just do it! Remind yourself that you’re creative and what creativity feel like. This is what I’m trying. I just bought my first canvas…ever.
Knowing you’re creative feels good. And will spill over into so many other areas of your life. Even areas you don’t think of right now as ones needing creativity.
I hope you’ll give it a shot.