As a young creative I discovered that everything interesting had already been done.
I was doomed to never be an original.
To create something that was truly unique that changed culture.
But as I’ve matured, I’ve learned that true creativity is the capacity to make new connections between disparate ideas.
Creativity is seeing how one interest feeds into another interest.
How you can mix all the things you love with your life experience to create something that is unique to you, even though maybe it’s not completely original.
Learn from the greats, then add a dash of you.
That’s real creativity.
SOMETHING TO PONDER
Think about your creative journey and how your interests affect your creative process. Write about the connections you have made between seemingly unrelated ideas or passions, and how these connections have influenced your creative output.