I work in the creative industry. I get paid for churning out innovative ideas, selling concepts, dreams and visions.
One of my biggest worry is that when I wake up one morning, I do not have any worthy ideas to contribute. Like my inner creativity department just go on strike and my mind goes blank.
An example is why I have been so quiet lately on my blog.
Allow me to let you in on a little secret. Going blank is simply an excuse.
More than anything else, creativity is not a talent, nor is it any wacky idea you pluck from thin air.
It is pure Practice, Process and Discipline.
Inspirations are readily available from the people you interact with, the things you see, hear, touch, smell, read and experience.
- Do you Practice seeing things differently, instead of only waiting to see different things?
- Do you have a Process of collecting the inspirations instead of letting them pass?
- Do you have the Discipline of converting these inspirations into action?
For me, the missing element had always been the Discipline of getting in front of the white screen, and let the words flow through my fingers.
Even though if I had completely nothing to say.