There are certain things you can force yourself to do when you don’t feel like it. You can force yourself to go to work, attend meetings, go to conferences, answer emails and phone calls, all in the good name of professionalism. You can’t, however, force yourself to “Be Creative” for the simple fact that “True Creativity” comes only when it wants to.
All you can do is be open to its arrival, welcome it in and hopefully have some ability to capture it before it vanishes yet again. Often, my best ideas come when I’m going for a run or mindlessly working on a rote task. Creativity plays by its own rules and thankfully knows no bounds. It can be torturous when it arrives like gangbusters in your nightly dreams only to disappear within moments of waking.
I’ve learned to be ready. I have a pen and paper by my bedside and a notebook near my bathroom sink to capture those ideatic moments when I’m brushing my teeth. I ask Siri to make a note and leave me a reminder to check my notes. When I’m without any reliable capturing mechanism then I’m forced to use my last option which ironically is my own feeble memory. My thoughts have been known to easily get sidetracked on just about anything other than what I want them to do so this is no easy task. If I have a trick then it’s by my use of sheer force of visualization and repetitive phrases.
I know deep down that our creativity is a bottomless well, nevertheless, I steadfastly honour the ideas that flow effortlessly through my head. I realize that most of the ideas streaming through my mind are rarely mine but part of our collective cosmic mental energy. We are all contributing to this together and we are all thoughtful and creative individuals working hard to contribute to a good life for ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and our communities.
What to do with all these Creative Thoughts?
- Start a Blog
- Form a Club
- Begin a Forum
- Organize in various categories for future use
- Share with friends and family
- Share with companies, organizations and local government
- Don’t do anything with them but keep watching them and let them ferment awhile and take note if you see or hear any more rumblings in the stratosphere
But by all means… Keep up the Conscious Creativity and be sure to Capture for later Use & Sharing!!
Dominic Kotarski is the author of international best-seller “The Making”. He writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of your business including Sales, Coaching, Team-Building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos FREE by subscribing HERE! and when you sign up you will get Instant Access to his Sales Skills Training Video.