One of my words to live by in 2021 as mentioned in my blog post, 2021: Three Words to Live By being the word: Creativity. I passionately believe that creativity brings to life all the words on my ‘words to live’ by list: minimalism, grace, truth, wisdom, honor, joy, mindfulness, and discernment. Creativity is one of the words I chose to live by in 2021. While 2021 has only begun, I look forward to what my creative self does in 2021 to reveal the next three words to live by.
It is only the second day of the new year and I am well on my way to an exciting new year of creativity. I have two writing projects that I am embarking on that involves my love of journaling and poetry. But why stop there? There is more to my creative-self than writing.
After deactivating my personal Facebook page two years ago, I have reclaimed much needed time and sanity. My mind has become less anxious and overwhelmed with the outside world of political meanness, divisiveness, and outright nonsense.
“I can shake off everything as I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank
Exploring the creative mind
I do not believe anyone who says, “I am not very creative.” To exist and to survive in this world each one of us has been gifted creativity. What most people fail to recognize is the creative gift given to them. For some people, their creativity is obvious and for others it seems to be a directionless persistence of trial and error.
Start now to find your creative type
Go to www.mycreativetype.com and take the free test. Do not look any further in this website but taking the testing because you will be able to do that after you receive your results.
There are 8 creative types, and each creative type will display a descriptive tagline with a list of creative strengths, untapped potential, and your ideal collaborator (another of the 8 creative types). Your creative type will also provide an overall detailed description of your creative gift to help you get started with exploring your creative self.
I will give you a clue of my creative type with this quote by Anton Chekhov:
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Curious to learn more about creativity?
I highly recommend the book, “Wired to Create, Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire, ©2015 TarcherPerigee, Penguin Random House LLC, New York, New York publishers. You will discover the 10 things highly creative people do differently.
The My Creative Type test is a fun, inspiring, and learning opportunity for all ages and may help parents and teachers alike to assist children grow their creative gifts. Who knows what the future holds for discovering new masterpieces of art, literature, and science all by nurturing the creative mind?
Action Required: Pursuing Creativity in 2021
Creativity can change a chaotic and corrupt world into a beautiful place to live for everyone. I am pursuing my individual creative gift to push the limits of, well, everything – personally and professionally.
We can take a lesson from one of my favorite poets, Sylvia Plath:
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
2020 taught us that so much needs to be changed in our world and it will take all of our collective creativity to make it a happier and healthier place.
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