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50 Words to Your Dreams | Chapter 9: Creativity | Michael George Knight | bestbookbits.com

Chapter 9: Creativity


 

What is Creativity? The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. Such as an idea, theory, invention, a literary work or a painting. The word itself means “to create.” Here’s how you can start to develop your creative mind. Allow yourself to relax and think outside the box. Stimulate creativity by setting aside time to brainstorm, breaking up your routine, and by seeking inspiration from people and places around you. Travel, meditation, and positive thinking can do wonders.

 

One of the best ways to open up your creativity is by mediation. By practicing mindful meditation, you can help relax, improve your awareness and inspire self-reflection. With time and practice meditation will help you open up your creative juices and make you become clear on what creative endeavours you should pursue.

 

Another way to strengthen and develop creativity within yourself is to change your daily routine to expand your thought process. Routine can be the enemy of creativity because it removes the need for quick thinking and new ideas. New stimuli will keep you on your toes and open your mind up creatively. Try to shake up your everyday life with a few small changes.

 

Other great ways to expand your creativity include

  • Positive thinking
  • Go for walks outdoors to encourage creative thought
  • Hang out in different spots to expose yourself to new stimuli
  • Try new hobbies to expand your life experiences and gain new talents
  • Start getting up earlier in the morning to make the most of your time
  • Surround yourself with other creative people to get inspired
  • Read as much as possible to discover new ideas and themes
  • Travel whenever you can to gain new experiences
  • Listen to TED talks or other inspiring lectures

 

 

WHAT CAN YOU CREATE

 

What do you love creating? What talents are you gifted with? Putting together your passions and talents, what is it that you and you alone can create to contribute positively to the world? Is it a book, a song, a business, a great family, a piece of art, a product, an experience, an environment, a life. What do you want to create? Make a short list of things you want to create in your life?

 

QUOTES OF CREAIVITY

  • A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. (Carl Sagan)
  • A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with, a man is what he makes of himself. (Alexander Bell)
  • A musician must make his music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to ultimately be at peace with himself. (Abraham Maslow)
  • All creativity comes out of inner spaciousness. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. (Nikola Tesla)
  • Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined. (Unknown)
  • Call yourself an artist. You do after all create things. (Unknown)
  • Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that looks good on the outside. (Unknown)
  • Creation is always happening. Every time an individual has a thought, or a prolonged chronic way of thinking, they’re in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts. (Michael Bernard Beckwith)
  • Creative procrastination is one of the most effective of all personal performance techniques. It can change your life. (Brian Tracy)
  • Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such. (Steve Wozniak)
  • Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. (George Lois)
  • Creativity is a critical issue in today’s fast-changing world and imagination is the soul of creativity. (Anon)
  • Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Unknown)
  • Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. (Mary Lou Cook)
  • Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. (Steve Jobs)
  • Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death. (Rollo May)
  • Creativity is seeing something that doesn’t exist already. (Michael Shea)
  • Creativity is simulated by 3 things: Intensely desired goals, pressing problems and focused questions. Each of these brings out mental clarity and activates your creative mind. (Brian Tracy)
  • Creativity is the greatest form of rebellion in existence. (Osho)
  • Don’t like the chapter you’re in? Write a new one. You are the author of your life. (Unknown)
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth being written about. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. (Pablo Picasso)
  • Everything is always created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. (Stephen R. Covey)
  • Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. (Albert Einstein)
  • Express your unique talents; every human being alive has a unique talent. You have a talent that is unique in its expression. (Deepak Chopra)
  • Good artists copy, great artists steal. (Picasso)
  • Have you given much thought to the fact that you create yourself? You do, to an altogether unsuspected extent, simply by the choices you make; by the things you decide to do, or decide not to do. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes. (Jim Rohn)
  • I am always doing things I can’t do. That is how I get to do them. (Pablo Picasso)
  • I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success…such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. (Nikola Tesla)
  • Inspiration breeds creativity and awakens genius. (John Demartini)
  • Instead of competing, all we have to do is create. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs. (Nikola Tesla)
  • It is my inner world that creates my outer world. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. (Danny Kaye)
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. (George Bernard Shaw)
  • Link up with intention, use your inner dialogue to stay focused on what you intend to create, and you’ll find yourself regaining the power of your Source. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Make revolutionary art to propel history forward…confront the world as it is and radically dream about how it could be different. (Dread Scott Tyler)
  • Man himself is the crowning wonder of creation; the study of his nature the noblest study the world affords. (Og Mandino)
  • Man of all creatures is more than a creature, he is also a creator. (Maxwell Maltz)
  • Necessity is the mother of invention. (Plato)
  • Nothing is original…everything is a remix. (Kirby Ferguson)
  • Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate. (Jason Silva)
  • Over any extended period of time, being an artist requires enthusiasm more than discipline. Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process, a loving recognition of all the creativity around us. (Julia Cameron)
  • People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. (George Bernard Shaw)
  • Schooling process actually discourages creativity. (Robert Kiyosaki)
  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. (Michael Jordan)
  • The best way to predict your future is to create it. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept. (John W. Gardner)
  • The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. (Julia Cameron)
  • The only viable option for the universe is for it to be in a state of creative disequilibrium, holding together sufficiently to not fall apart, but open enough to be expanding. (Thomas Berry)
  • The past isn’t important when you’re creating the future. (Grant Cardone)
  • The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. (Nikola Tesla)
  • The reality we experience will be that of our own creation. Our individual worlds will respond to us in the way in which we see them. They will become for us that which we expect of them. We are the creators of our own surroundings. (Earl Nightingale)
  • The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. (Albert Einstein)
  • The society based on production is only productive, not creative. (Albert Camus)
  • The superconscious mind is the source of all pure creativity. (Brian Tracy)
  • The truth is, no matter what your current circumstances, if you can imagine something better for yourself you can create it. (John Assaraf)
  • They themselves are makers of themselves. (James Allen)
  • Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. (Salvador Dali)
  • To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. (Osho)
  • To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive. (Matthew Arnold)
  • To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. (Joseph Chilton Pearce)
  • True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • We are here to create history, not repeat it. (Chantelle Renee)
  • Whatever good things we build end up building us. (Jim Rohn)
  • Writing is truly a creative art. Putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot. (William Shatner)
  • Yet artists are made, not born. (Napoleon Hill)
  • You create your own experience. Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life. (Phillip McGraw)
  • You have the power to create anything you can imagine! With proper action on the ideas produced by your imagination, you will achieve success! (Napoleon Hill)

 

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