Creativity How the Creative Process Works and What Hinders It



Creativity is the cornerstone of the blogging business.  To express oneself creatively is a privilege.  The fact that we have others read or view our creative output is gratifying.  Creativity is fun!  I love to sit down at my computer or get clippings for my vision board and create my own personal view of the world.  I’m glad that you’re here to share it with me!

Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

The first quote by Albert Einstein is what it’s all about.  Creativity is intelligence having fun and whole lot of fun it can have!  Just think of the possibilities.  I mentioned two things in the paragraph above: blogging and vision boards, but there are so many others.  You can paint, sculpt, write, sing, or act.  The list is endless for self-expression.

The second quote is the antidote to creativity: self-doubt.  Self-doubt inhibits freedom which in turn inhibits creativity.  With self-doubt, the creative process stops.  You are no longer free to express the beautiful person that you are.  This quote is by American poet Sylvia Plath who wrote prolifically during her short life.  If you know her story, you will know why she was perhaps an authority on self-doubt.

A more upbeat quote is by Maya Angelou who says that we cannot use up our creativity because the more we use, the more we have.  How splendid!  I love this declaration because when I’m searching for inspiration, I find that when I get inspired, it keeps going and going.  If I stay static, so does my creativity.  Ms. Angelou was an extraordinary poet and writer so she certainly knew about the creative process!

Get creative!


Past Journal Entries

Inspiration (November 1st)

Inspiration Inspiring Quotes to Uplift Your Day



Inspiration is what my blog is all about so I thought I would begin my first journal entry with three of my favorite inspirational quotes.

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

“People are not lazy.  They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” – Tony Robbins

“Our chief want is someone to inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first quote by Picasso, I believe, is probably the most important because I firmly believe that we must be busy to get inspired.  I know that I’ve had the best ideas for this blog as well as for the other things that I do in my life when I’ve been really busy.  Busyness brings inspiration.  When your mind is busy, your unconscious is also busy coming up with ways to keep you busy.  At least, that’s my theory.  It’s motivation for me not to sit around and allow my inspiration muscle to wain.

The second quote by Tony Robbins is quite inspiring in and of itself.  We are not lazy, just uninspired.  When you get truly motivated or inspired about something, you hustle.  You want to get to working on it as soon as possible and get it done well!  This quote is saying that all people need is proper inspiring goals and they won’t be “lazy” anymore.

The last quote by Emerson is so profound.  We truly do want someone to inspire us to be who or what we always knew we could be.  Having someone give us that validation feels wonderful.  Emerson was brilliant, but even he most likely needed that validation as well.

Be inspired!