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Missing or Abandoning Our Creative Fulfillment | The Creative Mind

Missing or Abandoning Our Creative Fulfillment | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

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

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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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The Creative Mind paper

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"Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth." - The Creative Mind.
Articles in the daily paper from the edition of Jan 17 include:
Gifted in the workplace;
Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People;
Exceptional, gifted adults without enough positive self-regard;
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Personality Traits and Creative People - YouTube

See more in article: Personality Traits and Being More Creative http://thecreativemind.net/411/personality-traits-and-being-more-creative/

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The Creative Mind paper

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Sunday, Jan. 07, 2018 - Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth. 

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Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 - The Creative Mind

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

The Creative Mind newspaper for Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 - Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth. 

Photo: Stephen King from one of the articles: 

Impostor Feelings Can Dampen Your Creativity

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The Creative Mind Newspaper

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Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth.
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Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017 - The Creative Mind

Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017 - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth. Collection by Douglas Eby

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William Gibson on a Writer's Inner Life

William Gibson on a Writer's Inner Life | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
“My wife says that when I emerge from my office and declare that not only am I writing a bad book, I’m writing the worst book anyone has ever started, then she knows that I’m two-thirds of the way there.”
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The Creative Mind

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The Creative Mind newspaper - Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth.

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Developing Creativity: Writing With Patience

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And still it is not enough to have memories. One must be able to forget them when they are many, and one must have the great patience to wait until they come again.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Patience is a somewhat devalued commodity. Particularly among those who ought to know better – writers themselves.” – Dennis Palumbo

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Be More Playful To Be Creative

Be More Playful To Be Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.”

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Creativity Can Be Challenging

Creativity Can Be Challenging | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Creative work can be deeply rewarding, but also physically and emotionally challenging.

The photo is Juliette Binoche in a movie - her character “is an art instructor suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis...”

 

There are also emotional challenges in being creative, as Eric Maisel and Sharon M Barnes explain.

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Do We Have to Know It All to Be Innovative?

Do We Have to Know It All to Be Innovative? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Are strategies like brainstorming, extensive information gathering, and deep analysis of data the most productive to enhance innovation thinking?
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Conformity and Creativity | TalentDevelop

Conformity and Creativity | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“I hope I’m becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.”
Musician Tom Waits

 

Therapist Sharon Barnes notes in an article some of the challenges that creative, exceptional people may experience.

Also see quotes by other psychologists and artists.

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Jan. 16, 2018 - The Creative Mind

Jan. 16, 2018 - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth." - The Creative Mind. Articles in the daily paper from the edition of Jan 16 include:
Gordon Parks: a Renaissance Man
Do We Need More Confidence To Be More Creative?
Adult underachievement - not living up to high potential

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"Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth." - The Creative Mind. Articles in the daily paper from the edition of Jan 16 include:
Gordon Parks: a Renaissance Man
Do We Need More Confidence To Be More Creative?
Adult underachievement - not living up to high potential

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Stopping Our Creative Thinking

Stopping Our Creative Thinking | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Are we sometimes (or often) waiting for some powerful creative idea to be delivered to us from outside, by some sort of Muse, in order to know what to do, or have the “creative energy” we think we need to have before accomplishing something creative?

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Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 - The Creative Mind

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

The Creative Mind newspaper for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 - Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth. By Douglas Eby

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Ambition and Envy and Being Creative

Ambition and Envy and Being Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
How does being ambitious impact creative people? How does it drive creative work?

Jane Piirto notes “Ambition and its doppelganger, envy, are not unknown among writers…For example, writer T. C. Boyle said he wanted to be ‘the most famous writer alive and the greatest writer ever.’”

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Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017 - The Creative Mind

Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017 - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

The Creative Mind newspaper for Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017 - Information and inspiration to enhance your creativity and personal growth, by Douglas Eby.

 

Photo: Thomas Moore on creativity and living our experiences
This brief audio clip is from his video interview "Detoxing the Soul" for the HealthMeans For The Holidays free health presentations event, with many other experts. http://healthaffiliate.center/20939-25.html

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Being "scattered" and proud of it

Being "scattered" and proud of it | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Barbara Sher talks about being multifaceted as an identity to celebrate: “If you're a Scanner, you are a very special kind of thinker."

“Unlike those people who seem to find and be satisfied with one area of interest, you’re genetically wired to be interested in many things."

Photo: Gordon Parks [1912-2006] was often referred to as a Renaissance man.

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Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work?

Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“This was a significant reversal, since it meant the idea of genius went from referring to a separate force that guided and, in effect, occasionally possessed people to referring to a special inner quality that people themselves possessed.”

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Perspiration Meets Inspiration or, The Return of the Muse

Perspiration Meets Inspiration or, The Return of the Muse | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Would creating a work of art be easier for you if an inspiring spirit were here to guide you? To spark you with endless new ideas?"

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Tom Hanks on writing and self-consciousness

Tom Hanks on writing and self-consciousness | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Brown: But self-consciousness as in, hey, I’m an actor trying to write, or this isn’t my medium, or…

Tom Hanks: How about all those things? Plus a few other things
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Unfocus To Be Creative | The Creative Mind

Unfocus To Be Creative | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Their creativity and productivity...were not the result of endless hours of toil. Their towering creative achievements result from modest ‘working’ hours.”

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Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop

Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Being creative and realizing our talents involves self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths. -- Jodie Foster comments...

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Be Spontaneous to Be Creative

Be Spontaneous to Be Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Creative expression involves using and balancing both our "heart" and "head" working together.
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