Happy Monday, if you are like most people, the alarm clock has awakened you, and you probably have hit the snooze button, once or twice. If you couldn’t sleep because you had the wheels of creativity turning in your head, you are also not alone. This is a great article titled “The crazy people that create things out of nothing” I found it interesting on the human spirit of creativity, it was written by Javier López.
This article is part of the “Starting Up Smarter” series, where I try to share what I have learned running Erasmusu.com since 2008. I hope that it proves useful for project managers, developers, designers or any other crazy, like-minded individual, who finds pleasure in creating things. If you’re one of the above, follow me on Twitter.
From the article..
All human beings have, in higher or lower levels, a creative ability. In fact, coupled with our ability to use tools, our high levels of creativity are one of the main characteristics that separate us from other animals (though this isn’t to say that there aren’t any other creative species out there).
And on the other hand (because they aren’t the same thing), we are also equipped, to a greater or lesser degree, with the ability to motivate ourselves to take these actions.
Creativity and motivation are not the same thing, but are related
We’re not all the same blank canvas, that is to say, we’re not all born with the same gifts. Some people have more creative ability than others, although like everything, it’s an aspect that you can work on and develop. Perhaps the most fundamental stage of development is during childhood. Childhood education programs, and also parents, should take encouraging creativeness, innovation, design and problem resolution very seriously. What’s more, this can also boost children’s motivation, help them to learn the mechanics behind staying focussed on projects and maintain motivation over time.
Read the rest of the article here:
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