“I’m just not creative.”
I have heard this uttered a lot in the corporate sales world – sometimes from my own mouth. And you know what?
It’s true – you’re NOT creative.
And that’s really because creativity requires ACTION. It means you actually need to DO something new, different or interesting.
However, what you do have – what we all have – are the seeds of creativity. Just think about it for a second. The cool idea for an incentive program that came to you on that jog, that dream of writing a book you’ve had since you were a kid and that wild shirt you almost bought in the store. These are powerful creative seeds just waiting for you to take action and put them in the soil of your life. What stops this from becoming true “creativity” is the lack of application.
So what’s stopping you from actually being creative? The excuses are plentiful.
“You don’t know my company…they would never let me do that.”
“Things are so crazy, I just don’t have time.”
“What if it doesn’t work? I’ll look like an idiot.”
“I’m sure someone else has already thought of it.”
“I’m not as good as that guy.”
The list could go on endlessly. But the reality is, these are all self-imposed barriers to getting started. Seriously. How do you know your company won’t let you do something…have you even asked? How do you know something won’t work…have you even tried it? How do you know you’re not as good as that other guy in your office?
So when you say you’re not creative and don’t take action, you’re right – you are NOT creative. But creativity lies within all of us as thoughts, dreams and ideas just waiting to be made a reality by taking that first, scary step.
Do something today and change your story.
You are creative.