7 keys to become more CREATIVE
Creativity can be learned or improved on, just like happiness.
I believe everybody is naturally creative, you just have to remove the habits and thoughts that are clogging your channels.
1. Remove external noise:
It is hard to get creative ideas when so many voices are jumbled up in your head.
Stop feeding your mind junk - avoid celebrity gossips, circular news, and be selective with the music you listen to.
Remember: garbage in, garbage out.
2. Remove self-doubt:
Be excited about your ideas.
Whether they sound idiotic, feel difficult or look impossible – it doesn’t f*king matter. Act on them!
Remember: you are not the only one with those ideas - if you don’t materialize them, someone else will.
3. Consume quality contents:
Whatever niche you choose, find 3-5 big players that have successful built a brand around it.
Learn from them without emulating them. Never compare the quality of your work with theirs.
Spend 20% of your time consuming, and 80% creating.
4 Learn a skill:
If you don’t have a pronounced talent, find a hobby or skill that interests you.
Practice passionately everyday, the mastery of it will become your talent.
5 Keep a journal close to you:
Develop the habit of writing down your ideas - it is a way of thanking your brain for coming up with the idea, and the brain in return will generate more ideas.
Inspiration can come anytime - eating, in the shower, even during 53x.
6 Quit overthinking:
Eliminate unnecessary and useless thoughts from your psyche —
sports, celebrities, trends, politics, or gender roles debates —
basically anyone or anything that isn't improving you.
Remember: you become that which you constantly think about.
7 Learn to relax:
The more relaxed you are, the more creative you become.
Eliminate stress from your body (exercise) and mind (meditate).
To me creativity is a quality of mind.
Aim to bring that quality into everything you do, find new ways of performing your daily tasks.
2021 is the year you find a medium for self-expression.
If you can't do video, do audio.
If you can't do audio, write.
If you can't write, doodle.
If you can't doodle, start yodeling.
I don't care what it is you do - go create!