How much we develop creative talents is impacted by many things. And some people - successful in other areas - feel a deep frustration if they don't create.
Psychologist Eric Maisel notes that for creative people, not creating can lead to depression.
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” - That quote (attributed to both Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso) is most likely about the process of creating a piece of work – but what about abandoning even the attempt to create something: a painting, novel, smart phone app, new business, or anything substantial?
Of course there are conditions – such as extreme poverty, physical and mental ailments, living as a refugee – that affect how much opportunity people have to do work of various kinds, including creative expression.
And what if your talents and intelligence have gained success for you in an area that is not particularly creative, but still, deep down, you have a passion to create?
“The practice of any art isn’t to make a living, it’s to make your soul grow.” - Kurt Vonnegut
Via Douglas Eby