It is sometimes difficult to hear someone say I am not creative or I have no talent. What do they really mean when they say they are not creative? It leads me to ask: What is creativity?

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that might be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others. It is also that inner drive or vision of self expansion.

To be creative, I am able to view things from a different perspective. I must have that drive or passion for new possibilities and new alternatives. It is the ability to generate alternatives or to see things uniquely from a different perspective. Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.

When an artist takes a blank canvas and fills it with colors that are a combination of different form, we think that they are really creative. However we are all creative and this is something we cannot deny. Don’t just think of an artist as being creative because we all are. The thing that you might be thinking is, I am not an artist or I am not good at working my hands etc.

Let us take a look at the facts. What are you good at; what do you feel most comfortable doing? Within yourself you will be able to find at least one area wherein you excel. You just name it and you have it; you are creative in your own way. Creativity comes in all form. You do not have to be an artist to be creative. Some folks are creative cooks, speakers, players etc.

I would urge you to try something new and different. First of all stick with the process whatever it is and you will be amaze at how creative you are. Take small steps to creativity and you will develop creative confidence. Never say I am not creative challenge yourself and you will create something new!

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