One of the key principles of Disruption is that we need to challenge what we take for granted about our abilities and the abilities of other people. It is amazing that when I ask an audience to rate themselves on a creativity scale invariably people rate themselves no higher than the middle. Most people become sheepish and blurt out “I am not creative”. It is my belief that we all have creative talents, however for most, these talents have been squashed as we progressed through school and into the workforce. It is not the ‘special’ people who are creative. Everyone is born with tremendous capacities for creativity. The trick is to develop these capacities. It will ‘dare’ you to remove yourself from your current paradigm or rut and build the confidence to make you ‘dream’ big. As soon as we have the power to release our minds from the immediate here and now, in a sense we begin the journey of being ‘free’. We are free to revisit the past, free to reframe the present, and free to anticipate a whole range of possible futures. The key to creativity is that it requires you to build the ideas into a passion and to actually do something rather than lie around thinking about it.
As William James stated in the 19th Century: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their mind…If you change your mind, you can change your life.”
This is the real power of creativity and the true promise of finding your self-disruption!
Building your creative confidence means that you understand:
• The difference between imagination and creativity
• The power of thinking differently in releasing more of your creative potential
• The tools and techniques to make your creativity fire
• The process to make your ideas stick