I believe most things are possible...
I believe in making a difference on myself and work ethics as well as the deliverance of designs towards my employers/clients. I constantly pay close attention to these traits, attitudes and action that will set me apart from the contemporaries.
1. Optimism. I believe most things are possible.
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
Optimism is a key ingredient of the creativity. I believe that it can be done whatever you put your mind into. I believe that I am the one who have the power to do it. If I dont believe these things, the battle is lost before it starts.
2. Persistence. Never give up!
“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacles yields to strong resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”
Throughout history, great creative’s have shown that persistence is a personality trait that can move mountains. Two good examples resolve around light and flight.
–Thomas Edison & Da Vinci.
3. Imagination. I see all the possibilities.
Teacher: What are you drawing, Robert?
Robert (age 4): God
Teacher: But Robert, nobody knows what God looks like.
Robert: They will when I’m done.
Imagination is the talent that allows me to see my idea before I can realized. It’s an ever-changing set of mental blue prints and emerging concepts. For creativity and diversity imagination is a mental gymnasium where I can work out my ideas.
4. Passion. I love what I do.
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together go to making genius.
Love, love, love and then sum, that is the soul of genius.”
Passion is both a driver for the creator and an irresistible force which attracts people to follow and support my creative efforts. It’s an essential trait of the greats and it is also one of the sources of my own often abundant supplies of energy.
5. Energy. I keep going and going and going…
“My mind is always going a thousand miles an hour. My body feels a need to try to keep up.”
Another trait that seems to connect the vast majority of successful creative people is high energy. My energy is a reflection of my mind — in speed, versatility and endurance. It’s an enviable gift.
6. Curiosity and Learning. I want to know more…
“I keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because I am curious and curiosity keeps leading me down to a new paths.”
Creative minds are often insatiable, hungrily consuming information related to my passion. “I am still learning.” It’s both humbling and inspirational in the same breath.
7. Focus. Cornerstone of creativity.
Having the ability to control my focus like a mental zoom lens, making the shift from big picture to infinitesimal detail with ease.
8. Courage. I reach beyond the boundaries of my fear.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Most of us are only risking our careers and reputations when we leap out of the box. As for me I’ am risking my life. The basic rule stands true in creativity as it does in the real world; No guts, no glory.
9. Communication. They teach the value of their ideas.
It doesn’t matter how great your ideas are. If you cant effectively communicate their value to the people, who will benefit?
10. Bias for Action. I don’t just think, I do.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Action is not an option, it’s a vital part of the formula. There is no one formula for creativity, but these 10 traits represent some of the most important ingredients. Keep stretching, keep searching and stay inspired!