Creativity can only come from inspiration. INSPIRATION is defined as the “process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”. There are a lot of potential yearnings for development within us, but most times we get carried away by the challenges of life that we fail to contribute something creative and inspiring to the world. Creativity involves the mind and the brain, so these two must be healthy, focused, open and detached from worries in order to bring out the best.
First step to being creative is discovering yourself, know what lies within you, dig it up, and presents it to the world. You must learn to embrace problems, ideas, suggestions, and exercise your imaginations with different outcomes and solutions. Spending time with your ideas is very important; you can also tap inspiration from others. There is an abundance of external resources to get inspired and motivated from. Most people get inspired by different people and stories, for example people who despite hardships and adversity succeeded in achieving their goals, some others will be inspired by people who have come up with a creative solution to a common problem and so on.
Go beyond the norm. Successful people have traded where others have not ventured or out-passed where others stopped. Lack of inspiration sometimes comes from compelling effect of everyday routine of life on us. We are constantly and hurriedly following schedules, routines, deadlines, projects and others. This has the effect of keeping our mind swimming in one direction because it doesn’t have the space or the time to break free from that constant stream of things happening around it. In this case thinking outside the box becomes necessary.
Be close to nature: believe me or not nature has a way of inspiring us. People have been turning to nature for inspiration to help them solve problems for millions of years. From buildings designs to medicine, nature has helped in the development of almost every aspect of our lives. Designers, scientist, and engineers continue to study the complex structures found in nature to create greener and more efficient products and process for our homes and lives.