What’s YOUR Creative Super Power?
May 3, 2022
“You’re a tiger, you’re a bear, you’re a drunk monkey who hasn't slept in a week.” These are the words that allowed me to capture the real joy on the faces of the beautiful women you see below. At first, they had the usual plastered smiles on their faces that didn’t quite meet their eyes. I came up with the saying so I could capture the sincere spirit I know these ladies have - they had all just become graduates of a rigorous 3-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Northwestern. My wife included :).
I proudly showed them the picture, and they all laughed in excitement and happiness. They really appreciated the way their genuine joy had been captured by a simple camera. I still consider this my favorite photo from that day.
The truth is, gaining momentum cannot be done without a dash of creativity. Your Emotional Health core requires it. The truth is, everyone has natural creativity; there is no division of creative versus not creative. I can agree that some minds are more inclined to tap into their creative sides, but that doesn’t mean others can’t do it too. Everyone has creativity, and paying attention to that part of ourselves is significant to gaining momentum and leading a happy and healthy life.
I love being creative; creating things makes me feel content. The best way to create for me is turning abstract things into tangible thoughts, ideas, or objects that can make other people go, “Woah, I didn’t know that could happen.” This type of creativity can show up in my photos, as I showed earlier; or it could appear in my art, my writing, and my business. Creating makes me feel alive and gain momentum, and I love it even more when I’m sharing that feeling with others.
How Do You Channel Your Creativity?
Creativity is not just one thing. It’s expressed in so many ways. Most importantly, being creative means growing, moving, and gaining momentum.
Here are a few ways you can tap into your natural creativity and gain momentum:
Learn about your five cores and use creativity to nurture and care for them.
Remember that it’s about the journey, not the destination. Cherish every moment and focus on the now.
Focus on learning about what makes you happy, what brings you joy, and what makes you feel alive, and channel those feelings into creating beautiful things only you can make. You’ll feel magical.
If you follow these steps, you’ll be well on your way to finding the creativity that gives you life. It’ll make you feel like you have a superpower. Find your natural talent and feel that passion as you create.
Make it a goal to create something at least once a week, and write down your thoughts. If you ever want to share, feel free to reply directly to my weekly email and/or leave a comment or DM on any of my social media platforms!
This Week's Action Tip:
Find one creative talent of yours. Choose something that makes you feel alive and proud of whatever you create. Work creativity time into your schedule until it becomes a success habit of yours and you feel like you’re gaining momentum. Create until you automatically incorporate it into your daily routine!
Want to know where you stand in the five values of life tied to happiness (your five cores)? Take this two-minute Core Values Quiz to get your core score in the five values of life.