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Mar 17, 2013

The Genius of the Birth of Your Creative Self

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The Genius of the Birth of Your Creative Self

This brings me to the point where I discuss about my creative self, but first I want to ask what really is creativity and how can we define it?
Here's a definition of creativity taken from Wikipedia;
Creativity refers to the invention or origination of any new thing (a product, solution, artwork, literary work, joke, etc.) that has value. "New" may refer to the individual creator or the society or domain which novelty occurs. "Valuable", similarly, may be defined in a variety of ways.
However, I still venture forward to add another finding by Michael Mumford after a scientific research into creativity recorded in Creativity Research Journal, 15. He suggested thus;
... "Over the course of the last decade, however, we seem to have reached a general agreement that creativity involves the production of novel, useful products"
And went further to define Creativity;
... "as the process of producing something that is both original and worthwhile".
What is produced can come in forms and is not specifically singled out in a subject or area. 
I recall my childhood years when I just loved writing stories just for the fun of it, and playing with words in my little mind and enjoying the process of the mind juggling with each word and putting them together before it is transferred to paper as a clever story. The appraisals were numerous and I loved it, but I never really took into consideration that writing might just be my passion if I gave it much thought and allowed time to mould and develop it into what it could become. But, here I am scribbling this down undergoing the same process I went through decades ago. 
In my humble opinion, we were all born creative, in one way or the other but sometimes we don't just figure it out just yet until years later. Some find it very early while others may find it late in life but time should never be the issue in discovering our creative self, because the moment we figure it out, that the moment we get in the zone where everything we do seems effortless to us, but to others it seems like a herculean task. But we must learn to yield our capabilities to time to strengthen it and put us in the zone where every work we create is a masterpiece and fetches us awards and takes us to places, but it once started from a humble beginning. 
Academic pursuit and our creative quest are too different things, although they both could merge at some point in time, other times we tread a certain line that once seemed awkward and redefine such areas. 
I credit creativity to people of a renegade mindset who are risk takers and aren't afraid to rock the boat and leave a dent in our world for positive things. We all have a renegade side to us that just kicks in when we see the vision that no one else sees.

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