Question: Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?
You may be wondering what the answer has to do with creativity since this blog has a focus on creative themes. Actually this is a riddle with a creative answer.
Answer: Stop imagining.
Often times as creative people, we may feel that thinking as others do is just easier. After all, it takes work sometimes to use our imagination and think differently.
The best quality of someone embracing their creativity is that they are taking a path less followed. They don’t care about going with the flow like the norm. We should be striving to show ourselves as well as others what makes us unique and use our imaginations to the fullest capacity. How then can one simply “stop imagining”?
Welcome times you can imagine with open arms. As children, those wells flowed freely without inhibitions. Children laugh, play and experiment with creative ideas. Too often as we grow older, our wells clog or worse- run dry. We become alien to our imaginative thoughts.
Don’t let anything block the flow of creativity. Can you commit to being creative everyday for a week, a month, a year or a lifetime? What is your call to become creative and show how you roll?
Happily, I have a passion and commitment to creativity in my life. I am pleased to share what I create in my journey. I use my imagination daily and can’t imagine not imagining!
How are you motivated to use your imagination or what gets you unstuck when your well of ideas is running low? I welcome your comments.