Everybody talks about it.
Everyone wants it.
Most want more of it.
But what, exactly, is creativity?
Is it something we can see, feel, touch?
It’s a difficult concept, isn’t it?
While we understand its byproducts, we know little about its origins.
Let’s begin with a definition:
Creativity speaks to the act of creation, to making something new, to improving a process.
Creativity involves inspiration, imagination, the ability to invent, evolve, or reorder elements into something original, something fresh that hasn’t existed before.
Why is it so important?
I think we need to consider its absence to understand its value. Without it, we stagnate; our societies suffer. If you’re willing to look, you’ll find thousands of books on the subject: how to become more creative, how to reach a flow state, how to access the subconscious….
It just might be the most powerful force on the planet.
Creativity encourages progress and revolution, driving every advancement in science, technology, sports, and the arts. Everything we value (and take for granted) began in someone’s imagination.
Without creativity and its manifestations, life might seem meaningless.
- So, why is it so difficult to harness?
- What makes it so elusive, so rare, so prized in our culture?
- Why do the best creative minds struggle to bring their vision into material reality?
While these questions are timeless and important, we could spend a lifetime searching for answers. The best answers are often hiding in plain sight.
Today, thanks to the internet, we can consult the best and brightest minds from the past and present for advice, for their unique experiences with creativity. They can provide us with a look behind the curtain, a look at the moving parts of the creative process.
From Leonardo Da Vinci to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain to Steve Jobs…
Every successful person relied on creativity to improve their work, to improve their perspective.
And they’ve enriched our lives in the process.
Consider the technology you’re engaged with now. People can write down their thoughts and share them with the world in an instant. That’s a powerful innovation, a powerful byproduct of someone’s creativity.
So, allow these well-known entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, writers, and musicians to share their unique relationships with creativity. Allow them to spark your imagination, to guide you toward your own creations, breakthroughs, and innovations.
Enjoy these 99 remarkable quotes on creativity.