Thoughts & Observations

The Creativity Myth

I used to think there was something inherent about being creative: you either were or you weren’t.

But creativity isn’t about having some special gene.

People who are creative just show up more.

They sit down at their desk and write day after day. Or they show up at the studio and choreograph and dance. Or they sit down at the piano and play. Over and over again. Even when they don’t feel like it.

Sooner or later, all of that showing up starts to translate into something. Their mind gets working differently and they see the world a little differently, and things seems to start aligning themselves.

It’s a nice excuse to say that you don’t have that special, magic creative gene.

But you know what the real answer is.

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