One of my favorite things to do is discover something creative, or people doing something creative. Usually it’s artsy stuff, but often times its a good deal of everything. Businesses, youth groups, classrooms…it happens all over the place.
The title of this post is “creativity is a lifestyle.” That’s important because I think that it is something that exists within each of us. Everyone has the capacity to create and be creative. It may be a tiny capacity, but it’s there. We limit ourselves often though by operating under the mindset that creativity is more of a hobby, “When I get home from work, I will paint.” Obviously a simple example, but I think it gets the point across.
We need to figure out a way to input creativity into our everyday work, to make a habit of it. If nothing else, it should at least keep things fresh, and people who keep things fresh get noticed. The other benefit is that we’ll get better at it. Repetition is the success factor here. The more we do something, the easier it becomes, and the better we get at it.
This week I was turned on to a guy who happens to fall into the creative music category. I think this is a great example of someone taking their creative gifts and doing something amazing with them. In the words of Seth Godin, “Go make something happen.” Enjoy the video, and as always, thanks for reading.