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You are Creative even if you were told you are not


A message for anyone who has ever been told they were not creative and believed it.

A message for anyone who has ever been told they were not creative and believed it.

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  • 1. YOU ARECREATIVEeven if you were told you are not
  • 2. Created 2012by Tom CurtisBlog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comPresentations: Email: ideamerchants@gmail.comTwitter: @onimproving
  • 3. Do you rememberwhen you were firsttold you were not creative?
  • 4. was it by an expert who knew you really really well,had observed you over a long time, and who was looking out for you?
  • 5. OR
  • 6. was it by a busy, unthinking, or unkind individualwho does not even remember doing it?
  • 7. i am almost certainit was the latter,
  • 8. BUT
  • 9. YOU
  • 10. REM EM BER ,
  • 11. don’t
  • 12. YOU?
  • 13. it can still make you feel small,can’t it?
  • 14. So, here is thething...
  • 15. their pronouncement was not true THEN and it is not trueNOW!
  • 16. let’s look at a few simple questionsto help us come to believe again in our ability to create
  • 17. Do you solve problems? Do you get dressed? Do you raise children? Do you read?Do you adjust? Do you cook? Do you speak? Do you build? Do you organize? Do you work? Do you make friends?Do you play? Do you think? Do you change? Do you decide?Are you alive?
  • 18. if you answered yes to one or more of those questions, YOU ARECREATIVE
  • 19. so, what does creative look like?
  • 20. creatingcomes in allshapes and sizes
  • 21. and allcolors
  • 22. working learning struggling trying listening sleeping growing tweaking tellingrelating playing reading and can happen in our manysituations remaking studying writing testing interpreting teaching joking makingtranslating solving applying failing recognizing
  • 23. creative often looks or feels different than you were taught and believe(yes, it may be something other than painting or drawing)
  • 24. and that other part that still bothers you...the work does not come out perfect the first time even for the BEST
  • 25. they... practice rewrite rework restart refine test fail retry struggle work hard(like you and I, but a whole lot more and on purpose)
  • 26. effort &willingness are nonnegotiable
  • 27. bottom line: messy creative is(we just usually see an end product after the clean up)
  • 28. so, what makes someone creative?
  • 29. creating.
  • 30. there was a time you did that without thinking and
  • 31. there is a sparkstill inside you that believes you can.
  • 32. it may require COURAGE to create again..
  • 33. but the choice is yours andyours only ...
  • 34. the world is missing what you can do...
  • 35. soplease come back and start creating again!
  • 36. we will all be glad you did.