There’s a couplet in The Essential Rumi, which says “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” In a nutshell, this is what being creative is all about. One does not necessarily have to be a wild child to be a creative genius, what one needs to do though is to shake up the status quo and deliver something that breaks the mould so that a new myth unfolds and a new direction is taken.
Creative people are among the most interesting people to be around with, whether they are musicians, writers, painters, chefs, movie makers or from any other field. They each have an uncompromising and unique view of the world and they are seldom afraid to voice their opinion. Standing apart from the crowd is what they do best, so today we picked up fifteen reasons to remind us why creative people are among the best in the world. Read on:
1. Creative people have unique perspectives
Don’t you wonder how a photographer transforms an otherwise dull looking scene into a world class scenery, or the way a potter crafts a beautiful object just from a heap of clay? This happens because a creative person sees an opportunity into everything, an opportunity to transform, to come up with something that only exists in their mind.
2. They are truly inspiring
You become who you identify with. You are who you set your mind to be. If you want to be an artist, hang out with artists. If you want to be a writer, surround yourself with writers. If you want to be a fabric or textile designer, seek out other designers and hang with them. Surround yourself with whom you want to become!
3. They are masters of introspection
Creativity is usually a means of self-expression and many a times while creating something new you have to dig in deep and find resonances from your past that you can manifest as art. This leads to a deeper self-understanding and introspection and if you have a friend who’s creative, you too can learn this from them.
4. They are genuinely warm and loving
If there’s one thing that creative types hate from the bottom of their heart is pretension and phoniness. Creative people don’t have masks on; they are genuine and open and loving to a fault, sometimes. They make really wonderful and lifelong friends you can always count on.
5. Optimism is their buzzword
Creative souls are so positive and optimistic that it’s almost hard to put down in words. They truly believe that the world can heal and that art can bring people closer. You may or may not believe in their vision completely, but you can’t deny that their hopeful behavior is infectious.
6. They have a childish innocence about them
Creative types look at the world with the eyes of a kid. They look for the good in all things, and they will be the first ones to look at the silver lining among the clouds. There’s a part of them that never grows up and which gives them a beautiful, innocent outlook on life.
7. They are persistent
Creative people are passionate. Truly passionate. And they know that sometimes it takes more than one shot to achieve the dreams. Creative souls are persistent, hardworking souls and they will go the whole hog to achieve what they want in life. Again, a truly inspiring trait we all can inculcate.
8. They are humble, yet filled with pride
You cannot put your art in front of the world to be criticized and analyzed if you cannot be proud of it. Creative people know that every day is a new opportunity and they have to start from scratch again, which is what gives they the best combination of humbleness and self-pride that others may lack.
They are always dreaming – of a better world, of a better future, and a better tomorrow. Mind-wandering can aid in the process of “creative incubation.” And of course, many of us know from experience that our best ideas come seemingly out of the blue when our minds are elsewhere.
10. We can learn to be open hearted from them
When you are creatively inclined, you think beyond boundaries. It is easy for someone living in one part of the world to applaud the genius of someone living seven seas away and that generous open heartedness is something we all can imbibe in our daily lives.
11. Friendliness is in their genes
As a creative soul, you are always looking to better your own art and you know that this can be done only when you interact with others and learn from them. This leads to a warm and friendly demeanor that automatically draws people to creative souls.
12. Creativity abhors routine
Life can get mundane in a matter of days. Routine kills creativity and that is why creative heads are always breaking away from the humdrum to look for inspiration and motivation. So if you are looking to break away from the routine, then hop on that fun bus with some creative types and let loose.
13. Innovation! It’s in the pocket
Creative people are also innovative and they are the ones who love to give traditional things a modern spin. This is a quality that we all could learn from in our own lives.
14. Creative brains are critical
Creative people are forward looking and critical of social norms, and this is why their comments and thoughts about the world are valuable. Their wide world view can be an eye opener for all of us.
15. Drama, excitement, mystery – they have it all
Think Michael Jackson. Think Beyoncé. Think Salman Rushdie. Every creative person who is truly original has this aura or mystery and enigma around them that is truly hard to resist.
Are you a creative soul too? Tell us how many of these aforementioned traits you agree with and if there’s something we missed. Drop in your comments and connect with us – we’d love to know more about you!