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Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop

Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Beliefs can be casual thoughts, but also ingrained attitudes about life and abilities, and affect how much we develop creativity and pursue other interests.

Stephen King recalls his high school teacher’s critique of his writing: “Why write junk like this… You’re talented. Why do you want to waste your abilities?” King goes on to admit [in his book "On Writing"]: “I have spent a good many years since — too many, I think — being ashamed about what I write."

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Diane Maybey's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:51 AM

It is worth a visit into the pains of our past to view any distorted beliefs we may be carrying about our creativity.  

 

Why do we hear the phrase 'I can't draw' so often?  Does drawing really equate to acurate representations of physical form?  It is far more than taking a snapshot - the act of observation, the process of mark making, the connection of neurons in your brain...

 

He may not be my chosen genre but imagine if Stephen King had believed his teacher's comments to be true and never written - what loss.

 

Take an honest look into how you view your creative self.  

Reflect on where those beliefs have come from.  

Acknowledge them.

Chose whether they are helping, or holding you back.

Then it's a simple choice; do you keep them?  Do you let them go?  

Then do it.  

 

Any time a negative thought comes into your mind about your creative self, recognise it and surround it with ten positive affirmative thoughts...'I am a wonderful creative being, I am creative in all that I do, being creative is part of who I am, it is a joy to be creative, I am creative...'

 

Then get going - be creative.  Be the creative person you want to be even if it feels like you're pretending to begin with, but do it, draw, write, make, create...

 

Own your experience as a human being. Honour the creativity that sits within us all and if your's has been hurt by experiences of the past then you need to heal, nurture and nourish your creative self.

Regardless of how young, you need to be the loving parent and allow your creative self to grow up.  

 

Imagine the possibilities.

 

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Writing and Fear

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A.M. Homes said “It scared me sometimes when I was writing it; at times I had to stop—I frightened myself. I don’t know that shock’s such a bad thing…"


Mark Matousek comments about anxiety and writing:

“The blank page, which Hemingway called ‘the white bull,’ threatens to charge them and leave them helpless in the fight to bring their writing into the world.”

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Writing can be freightening...

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Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health

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"We need our artists more than ever, and we need them to be stable, steadfast, honorable and brave – they are our soldiers, our hope."


"The other thing to realize is that all writers think they suck. When I was writing “Eat, Pray, Love”, I had just as a strong a mantra of THIS SUCKS ringing through my head as anyone does when they write anything.

But I had a clarion moment of truth during the process of that book..."

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A Writer's Personality Traits

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Writers spend so much time trying to determine when they will be a “real” writer. Just like the stereotype that all accountants wear green eyeshades, the stereotypes about writers persist whether they are accurate or not.
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The INTJ Personality and Being Creative

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“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” Jodie Foster


Another famous INTJ: Isaac Asimov. He has commented: “[People think] a scientist is cold… and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong… The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational..."


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Trusting Your Instincts to Be Creative

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"You have to stop thinking too much and just use your heart and your gut and your instincts [when acting]. Any intellect just gets in the way.” Actor Rachel Weisz ///

Judith Orloff, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, notes: “As much as I respect and enjoy the fact-finding, analytic mind my training emphasized, we must tap other kinds of intelligence.

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How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation

How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability.”


From description in my article for the Mastering Creativity course by Michael Gelb. Also read about his other classes and books.


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Playing and Being Creative

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“Swept up by the deeper states of play, one feels balanced, creative, focused…”
Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist and naturalist who has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. In her book “Deep Play”...
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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter: *Director Alejandro Inarritu on Creative Work *Developing Creativity Course for Entrepreneurs *Mindfulness and Developing Creativity *Being A Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur *Gaining Reasonable Confidence Online Course

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Articles: * Personality of Creative People * Eccentric and Creative * Thinking Differently * Fairy Tales and Bigger Truths * many more

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Accelerate your Creativity

Information and inspiration on creativity, personal growth, giftedness, high sensitivity, mental health and other topics - by writer, researcher and author Douglas Eby.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Contents include: * Pushed to Excel; * Creative and Multitalented; * Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People; * Why Smart People Hurt book - & much more.

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Ada Lovelace, Innovation and Imagination

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Ada Lovelace talked about her passions for creative imagination and math:

“Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently … It is that which feels & discovers what is, the REAL which we see not, which exists not for our senses.

“Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things..."

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Developing Creativity newsletter :

* Stories about your introversion;

* Energy Management;

* Emotional Health Resources;

* Letting Go of Perfectionism

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Ali Brown: Don't Say Yes to Everything

Excerpt from Glambition Radio podcast [itunes #18] by Ali Brown | Entrepreneur Mentor for Women - see link on her site http://theinnerentrepreneur.com/AliBrownHome

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Owning Our Shadow Self | The Creative Mind

Owning Our Shadow Self | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
When we cut away our shadows, what remains seems manufactured and superficial. You see, shadows add depth. Any decent artist will tell you that.

The dark side of some people is destructive or violent, but for most people the hidden or disowned parts of ourselves can help us lead a fulfilling and creative life...

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Must-Have Resources for Multi-Passionate People

Must-Have Resources for Multi-Passionate People | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Imagine if I plopped you into a tub full of books hand-picked to help multi-passionate entrepreneurs thrive in their careers? That would be a pretty sweet bath, huh?"


-- The third annual Multi-Passionate Must-Haves is out today [May 12 2015] for 72 hours only.


"Hand-picked products with a business-spin, specifically for multi-passionate entrepreneurs. Many products are exclusive to the sale."


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Leaky Attention and Being More Creative

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A Northwestern University study found “physiological evidence of a connection between creative thinking and sensory distractions, or what they call ‘leaky attention.’"

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Mastering Creativity program with Michael Gelb

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"Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability." -


Mastering Creativity program with New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb - Live training starts Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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Developing Creativity Course for Entrepreneurs

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Online course for "Reverse Engineering the mental frameworks that geniuses from Jobs to Da Vinci used to dominate their fields."


Instructor Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” “He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.


“Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society..."

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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, February 13, 4:41 AM

Creatività e imprenditorialità così unite che a volte non si distinguono.
Creativity and entrepreneurship: so  close you can't tell them.

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Mindfulness and Developing Creativity | TalentDevelop

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Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer comments:

“When we live our lives mindlessly, we don’t see, hear, taste, or experience much of what might turn lives verging on boredom into lives that are rich and exciting. We are essentially ‘not there’ to notice much of the world around us…

“Beginning an artistic activity is one way to help us..."

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Developing Creativity 11.15.14

Developing Creativity newsletter: * Being An Introverted Entrepreneur * Where Do We Get Creative Inspiration? * Creative Anxiety * Cheryl Richardson on Protect…
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Developing Creativity newsletter 11.01.14

Developing Creativity newsletter: * Fear and Courage and Creating * Impostor Feelings & Your Creativity * Resources for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People …
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Creative thinking - creative mindfulness

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"Creative mindfulness requires that you vanish, your mind hushed, so that your creative thoughts can appear. Open to an ever-deepening silence that is pregnant with your coming creative work.”

> Eric Maisel, PhD.

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Eva Rider's curator insight, March 26, 1:17 AM

Taking a moment in our day to let go, open, daydream and  receive allows creativity to flow, with surprising insights and resuts.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Contents include:
*The Unknowing Gifted
* A Different Story [for your life]
* Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity
* Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind
* & much more.

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