I was reading an article the other day that really resonated with me. “Where Confidence Comes From” talks about how the author became confident in rock climbing through the repetition … of failing. He became confident in his abilities by following this pattern:
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Is there a difference between “intelligence” and “creativity”? Many people seem to think so and based on anecdotal evidence you’d have to agree with them. Creative people aren’t necessarily smarter than those around them (although they could be). What they do is think differently than those around them. Michael Michalko, in The Creativity Post, penned an article entitled “How Geniuses Think” in which he claims to have narrowed down the list of attributes on how a genius thinks differently than others. I believe his list, however, can be shrunk even farther as many of the items are just rewritten versions of previous statements. What it comes down to is this:
Geniuses, creative people, think differently.
Creativity is not about going from step A to step B to step C to step D. It is about making a leap, in some cases a leap of faith, that you can get to the finish line by taking a different path. Creative people have a strong belief . in themselves. They think differently, they know they think differently but they also know that thinking differently isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Continue reading “Creativity”