Understanding creativity and talent

Do you see yourself as creative or talented; or both creative and talented? Have you ever thought about whether or not there is a difference between being creative and talented? Is Michael Jordan creative or talented? or creative and talented? What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Okay, okay, okay, enough questions. The answer is yes. Yes, there is a difference between being creative and talented. But the truth is that everyone has the ability to be both.

Talent is defined as the actual or potential ability to perform a skill better than most other people; while being creative is defined as making or bringing into existence something new.

All people have the capacity to be talented and creative, but most people believe that they are not. We have all become so conditioned to only look at creativity and talent in relation to the arts that we are ruling out a broad cross section of highly creative and talented people. Every human on the face of the earth, no less! Think about it, isn’t there a skill you do better than most people? And come on, just know that you have created at least one or two ideas throughout your life.

The purpose of this article is to get you to stop thinking so small. Small thinking is a terrible way to live. Please stop. I would like you to broaden your notion of who can be creative and talented. Trust me, you are talented and creative.

Of course there are those people who take their talent and creativity to a level that sets them apart in a significant way. Just look at Michael Jordan, who is both talented and creative. But even Michael Jordan was cut from his high school team! Do you understand where I’m going here?

The point is that Michael Jordan wasn’t always as talented or creative as we came to know him, but he did possess a desire to develop himself to the greatest capacity he could imagine. Ah, desire and imagination, two of the most delicious words in the English language. Part of the magic behind creativity and talent is desire and imagination. It is this duo of couples that will take you down a path of no return in search of nurturing your creative source and talent.

Remember that the ability is within all of us. You, too, can achieve high levels of greatness and achievement through the honest development of your talents and creativity. From there, as they say, the sky is the limit; And if you don’t believe me, look at Michael Jordan!

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