Creative potential seems such a complex word. Almost unattainable and yet we are told each and everyone of us has it. So what is creative potential?
creativityatwork.com defines creativity as “the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.”
Students at California State University gave their own definitions; Micheal Blythe simplified it by saying that,” Creativity is the ability to develop and express ourselves and our ideas in new ways.”
Patty Harvey says,” Creativity is the ability to express what God put you here to do.”
Brittany Quartermann,” Creativity is using yourself, others, tools of anything else to express yourself.”
Laura Leon,” Creativity is the unique expression of each individual.”
“Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment, you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.”Paulo Coelho
There are various definitions of creativity but we can all agree that they all boil down to one thing: Self.
Self Expression! If that is creativity, what is potential? Potential is someone or something’s ability to develop, achieve or succeed. It is expressing a possibility. It is having or showing the capacity to become. Creative Potential, in my words, would then mean the capacity or ability to become the fullest expression of oneself.
Isn’t that beautiful?? It means we all have creative potential. We all have the potential to be our truest selves. Not someone else’s. Not your parents. Not your friends. Not society’s. But exactly who you were created to be. An original!! And this is different for each person because we are unique individuals with different experiences and personalities. And that is the beauty of it. I decided to let my light shine and shine so bright and of course, I wrote about it here. Come and check it out
Imagine a world where everyone looked the same, dressed the same, did the same thing- doesn’t that seem like the world in “The Matrix”. But now we are in the beauty of diversity where we can express ourselves in whatever form or way we so wish. But it can only begin when we accept and love ourselves.
“You see that, You can’t hide from yourself Everywhere you go, there you are I just got to say that You can’t hide from yourself. Everywhere you go, there you are Make peace with yourself before you can love another Understand who and what you are Before you can go any further.”You can’t hide from yourself~ Teddy Pendergrass
It would be a tragedy for us to try and be like someone else. However much we try to act like them, dress like them, talk like them, we will always be one thing: A Copy! So let’s strive to understand who we are and what we are all about. When we do that, only then are we able to be the fullest and truest expression of ourselves. We then would have unlocked our creative potential. We would have created something new: AN ORIGINAL! Because that’s who we are. This is me!
Oh my lovelies, You are an original!!! Has there ever been a time where you were not? Please share with us in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.