There’s a saying about creativity: “Don’t wait for creativity to find you. Chase it down with a hammer.”
If you need a good idea, and you need it now, sit down with a pen and paper and make it happen.
Creativity, after all, isn’t a talent. It’s a skill.
Seriously. Because every profession demands creativity – whether it’s the obvious, like a writer, or the less so, like a scientist. It’s so easy to get locked up in feeling creative that your mind can start to close to all other paths — leaving you as square as everyone else.
Creativity is the practice of keeping an open mind — and the thing about maintaining a practice is, well, you need to keep practicing. Whether it’s practicing mindfulness, changing your physical surroundings, or taking up a new hobby, creativity takes effort.
There’s no reason to wait.