The Creative Mind


(E) Creativity in arts, science, and technology is about bringing change. Painters reveal new colors to our eyes, musicians new harmonies to our ears, scientists explain us why, and engineers design new tools. But it is only over time that we will be able to assess how creative or innovative a new art, theory or design will be, what will be its impact, and how valuable it will become to our culture.

The creative mind is unique by his ability to adapt to new situations and to leverage whatever is at hand to reach his goals.

He obviously shares a great amount of wonder and interests to develop what he should work on, and a great amount of openness and sensitivity to feel what could be changed.

In order to create, the creative mind develops a wild imagination with a sense of reality to come up with the next big thing. When working at his art, he generally combines playfulness (because of the enjoyment for his art) with discipline (because of his dedication to his art). And, he is at best performing in a harmonious and helpful surrounding and environment.

The creative mind is generally perceived by society as rebellious and independent. He often exposes himself to pain and suffering because of his deep sensitivity. How not to be devastated if no one cares about a new book or a new formula?

All major creative breakthroughs never come in one day but after many years of perseverance. It is the enjoyment of producing his arts or discoveries that stimulates the passion and the dedications of the creative mind to pursue his own muse.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity, Happer Perennial
Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers, Creativity in Business, DoubleDay

Note: The picture above is an art student studying at New York MoMA.

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