“You’re so creative! I wish I was more like that, but I’m just not the creative type.”
When you think of someone who’s “creative,” what do you think of? An artist holding a paintbrush? Someone with eclectic style?
In school, we’re taught that there are left-brained and right-brained individuals. And while a brain consists of two halves that mirror each other, each half functions entirely differently. Left-brained people are typically analytical and methodical in their thinking. They can be described as the “digital brain” because they’re better at reading, writing, logic, and math.
People who are considered right-brained are visual and intuitive. They can sometimes be referred to as the analog brain because their thinking is more creative and less organized. Typically they’re imaginative, rhythmic, and artistic.
Even though someone may identify with the characteristics of a left-brainer, does it mean they lack creativity? Heck no! Maybe they just need a shift in perspective instead.
Sure, some people are much better at channeling their creativity than others. Being creative doesn’t manifest by painting a picture of your dog or being able to decorate your house like the pages of a magazine. It’s a part of everything we do.
I posted a quote on Instagram this past Monday that said, “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking the rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” (Mary Lou Cook)
Did you try a different topping on your yogurt because you ran out of your go-to? Or, maybe you another way to work to see if you could shave a few minutes off your time? Even better, you gave yourself a pat on the back for fixing a computer glitch without help.
You may not have designed something from scratch or impacted mankind, but you stepped outside your comfort zone to solve a problem. That’s being creative.
According to Psychologytoday.com:
- Everyone is creative.
- Creativity can be practiced and developed.
- People manifest creativity in different degrees.
So, this month, we’re going to explore and celebrate the topic of creativity. We’ll show you some behind-the-scenes things we do at Local Revival to flex our creativity muscle. And, we’re going to introduce you to some amazing women and Local Revivalists who radiate creativity in their own unique way.
Our hope is by the end of the month, those who think they “don’t have a creative bone in their body” will change their mindset. Maybe even erase the phrase from their vocabulary completely.
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Your savvy “biz” friend,