If you’re somewhat creative, then you know that following conventional norms is most likely not the best way to go about living your life. If you conform to all these supposed standard ways of living, then you will be stifling the creative person that you are. And this will lead to an array of unfulfillment and regrets. I really can’t state enough that following what you feel you should be doing in life is the best thing you can possibly do, especially if you have a unique approach to doing so.
I realize that sometimes people don’t know what it is they want to do with their lives. It’s not an easy decision to make. Sometimes you may feel that there are too many possibilities. And you feel pressured to make a choice, but I think the common flaw is that most people look to external phenomena when they should be looking inside to determine what it is they should do with their life. Everything I write comes from within myself. It doesn’t come from any external conditioning. I try and create value by looking deep inside me and just letting the thoughts pour out. That is why I value journaling so much as a problem-solving tool.
But if you are a creative person, then why not get creative in all facets of your life, regardless of whether or not you have a definite purpose for your life? If you feel you could make money is a fun and creative way, then go for it. I’m going to start experimenting with this. I have some items I’m going to sell on eBay to bring in some extra cash, at least enough to supplement my meager income from the grocery business. My main goal is to make enough money consistently to not need to have a regular job through multiple income streams. I’ve been working on a book I’m writing. You can get the excerpt here. I’m enjoying creating this person, this entity, that is so different from anything I’ve ever read and inspires me to write more and more about. I’m also working on improving my drawing skills so that I can start drawing some funny cartoons/comics. I’m becoming more of who I know I am.
I feel that if I can unleash my creativity to the extent I want to, I will be able to have some amazing ideas that will lead to many endeavors that will unlock everything I could dream of.
Having the ability to entertain yourself is very valuable. This way, you never feel bored. I could not leave my house in over a year and I’d never be bored. I get more bored when I’m at work because there is no time to think of good ideas. I can go on vacations without ever going anywhere. Having a creative mind is so valuable. If we all could see that, we’d all be off the dreaded drug called TV. How many of you have taken the time to read a book in the last month? It’s so much easier to watch the movie, isn’t it? But there’s no thinking involved when you watch a movie, just passive watching.
I must credit my creativity from my early reading. I used to read about a 160 page book a day when I was in elementary school. I read many of the classic books, as well as the Goosebumps series. I read the Chronicles of Narnia, and other very creativity-centered books. They allow the mind to wander. I enjoy stimulating my mind much more than stimulating my body through watching TV.
So if you want to be creative, just start thinking. Once I decided to be creative again, my dreams became so vivid I could almost touch them. I remember the most minute details from them. It’s almost like my mind works 24 hours a day and I am allowed to think of ideas even when I’m unconscious. It’s a pretty cool feeling. I have the power, just like you, to become a creative genius. We all have talents, but most times they go unnoticed because you’re stifled by “real life.” They say that your creativity shrinks in size as you get older. Don’t let that happen. Grab it while you can. And live the life of non-boredom.