February 21, 2018 – JOLT – What will you create today?
“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.” – Julius Ceasar
The word creativity…
is often used in realms of art, design, or imagination.
Creativity, as defined by Dictionary.com — “the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.” — is, therefore, rightly associated with these areas.
Yet, the root word itself — create — goes deeper, meaning “to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design.” That’s something we can all do…not just the artistic.
Whereas “creativity” can be seen as molding what’s already there in new ways, to “create” implies making something from nothing, being the source of what’s new.
When it comes to life and career, we can all fall into making the best of what we’ve been handed, and even “turning lemons into lemonade” if we’re so inspired.
But to invent, originate, or birth — a new opportunity, a new initiative, a new business, a new relationship, a new idea — is also something in our wheelhouse of capabilities.
I have heard said that gaining knowledge is great, but to discover something for yourself is far deeper in its impact.
What can you discover and create from nothing in your world today?
“Don’t wait for the right opportunity: create it.” – George Bernard Shaw
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