Ready, Set, Grow!
Ready, Set, Grow!
College is the perfect time to experiment with new ways of thinking and being. Just keep in mind that this experimentation should always be positive and constructive. At
Here are 5 ideas that will help you access your creativity:
Focus on success. Fear of failure can restrain the urge to create. Trying new things- and trying again, even in the face of setbacks-is often the key to long-term sucess. Consider Abraham Lincoln, One of America's greatest presidents. First elected to congress at age 37, On his third attempt, he then failed in his bid for re-election. Lincoln ran for the Senate at age 45 and for the vice presidency at 47, losing both times. At the age of 51, after numerous personal and professional setbacks, Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States
Pay close attention. Creativity requires mental space, which might mean turning off the headset, he television, or anything else that's getting in the way of opening your eyes and seeing the world around you.
Hang on to your ideas. Good ideas can easily be lost if you don't record them. Write your ideas on index cards, or start an "ideas file" on your computer. Reexamine and update your ideas regularly.
Put in the "sweat equity." It's not enough to have creative ideas. You have to back up your ideas with hard work. As Thomas Edison once said, "genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
Listen to others...but trust your vision. Being open to critical feedback is always a good idea. It's also essential to learn the difference between helpful criticism and mere negative opinion.
Have fun. The best creative work is challenging and totally absorbing. So enjoy yourself!