I have shared the story above in an attempt to demonstrate, through both the words and the imperfect delivery of a spoken-word poem, that creativity is not artistry.
You and I, we are both creative. We may not both be artists. We can think that creativity is for those with evident artistic talent and suitably bohemian outfits: the painter and poet, the sculptor and songstress. And if we don’t fit the ‘artistic personality’ stereotype, we buy in to the lie that we are excused from creativity.
Let me ask you this: Are you human? If so, you are creative. To create simply means to craft something new. It is this creative ability that sets us apart as a human race, and it is this ability that will set you apart as a leader worth following, and as highly effective and deeply fulfilled professional.
Creativity digs deeper than the surface-level status-quo. It requires tuning in to what is not immediately apparent, and this requires us to first clear the ‘white space’ that allows creativity to rise. Climb a tree. Breathe. Rediscover your emotional landscape. Be human. Just be.
This is you: connected, creative. This is the convergence of genius, where your best and most fulfilling work is conceived.
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