Creativity is a gift, so if we don't have it, then why waste time?
Well, guess what, we can all be creative. Yes, we can!
The real issue is not about how to be creative but if we are even willing to mindfully love what we do to the point of doing everything that we can to achieve the result we desire.
Creativity may be a gift, but it's nurtured through action. If one stops 'doing,' he can never expect to see something good come out of the effort and time he invested. Great artists in all walks of art became who they are after tireless years of doing, experimenting and learning. Their legacy was never instant. It's the product of consistent, well-trained process.
We may not be pursuing the same goal as Picasso or Shakespeare, but we can learn a thing or two, even five habits that all of the best on their league use to achieve the pinnacle of art expression. Let's take a quick look.
Protecting that 'Productive Time' at all cost
That 'productive time' is not a myth. We all have it. The only difference between those who use it wisely and those who can't find it is mindfulness. You know yourself better, so you should be able to point out what time of the day you work best.
It doesn't matter how long that productive period is. The most crucial thing is how you protect it away from distractions and make sure you do your craft within that time. Artists have come to learn about their most productive time through constant practice. So instead of randomly opening your doors to notorious distractions like social media and emails, might as well set up a strong defense during your productive time.
Embracing the reality of imperfection and 'bad art.'
Ah yes, because nothing is perfect. We've heard this so many times that it's already cliché. Still, it's something worth saying. Many young professionals obsess themselves in creating the best output to the point that they miss their deadlines or end up producing a mediocre output.
There is good art. But there are more bad ones. And you learn best after seeing the bad output and getting up again to try something new. Rather than agonize over a below average result, learn from it and strive to do better next time. Our great artist forefathers did the same.
Asking a lot of questions
Curiosity spurs learning. And how else can you put curiosity to practice than by asking questions?
You learn by asking, and artists are never afraid to ask. They seek the enhancement of their craft, thus, consulting different people who can give them answers to their questions. In practice, you don't always have to talk to other people to learn.
Now that we have the internet, you can easily search for answers to questions online. By getting into the habit of learning something new every day, you become a little bit better daily. Eventually, you'll be able to use this knowledge to improve your craft.
Finding an audience for their craft
Great artists do their thing for themselves. It's a way to express oneself uniquely. However, there is also that tiny voice inside them that seeks to be heard by the public. It's why they find a specific audience for what they do. Painters look for people who are interested in the art. Writers share stories, essays, researches and more online, and the list could go on.
As you work on improving yourself, it will be nice to find your niche as well. Who are those people you want to touch with your work?
Digital marketing services in the Philippines is an art. It's art no matter where you look at it. But many people tend to separate art from marketing thinking that they are both in a different league and can't be united as one. WRONG.
Skilled digital marketers incorporate art in what they do. From the articles they post on the web to the images they share on social media, you can see traces of great marketing around.
It's never too late to work on improving your marketing skills. Invest on the above mentioned habits!