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On a scale of 0-5 how creative would you say you are? Zero being not creative at all and five extremely creative.

The beauty of the world we live in, we have people who would say they are extremely creative and those that say they are not creative at all. The good thing if you are the latter you can learn to be creative and stay creative.

Here is how:

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

I cannot emphasize this enough. With what you already know and your current skill level work on it. This makes you efficient at this skill level and as you practice you learn new ways and means of achieving your final product.

Practicing your skill set also encourages your psyche to try new things.

TRAVEL

Go somewhere new to experience a change of surroundings and environment. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can change your surroundings by simply working on your art in a different location. If you work from home, go to the coffee shop or the local library. Whenever you can, save. Use your savings for long or short road trips.

Traveling opens your mind to new ways of life. It’s simply something no one can explain to you. You need to try it, to know it.

BREAK THE RULES & ALLOW YOURSELF TO MAKE MISTAKES

The reason why the rules are there in the first place is because someone tried it. But who made the rules if you ask?

Breaking the rules leads to different results. Some of these results can actually be wins or your signature mark in your market.

GET FEEDBACK & DON’T GIVE UP

You won’t know how well you are doing without putting yourself out there. Share your work. It doesn’t have to be on a public platform. Start small. Send your work to your close friends or colleagues. Progress from that.

Whatever feedback you receive, pat yourself in the back for been courageous enough to put yourself out there. Let it not put you down. As it is said, “Don’t let failure go to your heart and success go to your brain”

STOP TRYING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE’S PERFECT

Simply DON’T.

Stop comparing yourself with others. Or building yourself from what others think you should be. Nothing kills creativity than comparison. It demoralizes your spirit and soul.

Run your own race. Accept constructive criticism.