We live in a world where fears and anxieties can many times overwhelm our own creativity. How many times have you heard, “Oh, I’m just not creative…” or “I can’t seem to come up with any ideas, I must not be that creative…”
Our own fears many times preclude us from being the creative person we want to be. Fear of being judged, failure, or not being able to come up with an ideas at all can many times stop us from even trying. It’s really too bad since inherently everyone of us is creative, brimming with ideas and imagination!
I recently read a chapter in a book about creative affirmation.* If we state we are creative, out loud, enough times, indeed we will be creative. This is a type of psychological theory is known as self affirmation. Our mind is a powerful tool that when repeatedly told something, it can be seen as true. Even with failures along the way, if we tell our selves we are creative, we will act and behave as such, thus becoming creative. And, in contrast, if we are to say the opposite enough, we will soon believe we are not creative.
So instead of saying, “I’m just not creative,” or “I’m not artistic, so I’m not creative,” I want you to shout from the rooftops, “I am creative” and make it so. Below are some free downloadable creative affirmations to help you along your way.
*From the book, Tinkertoys by Michael Michalko.