How To Embrace Your Creative Self

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Creativity is about the process. It is about the fun. It is about getting out of your comfort zone. Creativity is about challenging yourself to think differently, to see things differently. 
If you want to be creative, to bring out the best in you, you must first believe in yourself.
Be comfortable with yourself. Do not worry about making a mess. It is going to happen.
If you really mean busines, you can't avoid making a mess. It is part of the game.

To embrace your creative self, let us start with these quotes from Carrie Bloomston.

If you want to be more creative, do not worry about making a mess. In her book The Little Spark: 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity, Carrie Bloomston writes, 'Life is filled with opportunities, and if you are worrid about getting dirty or making a mess, either metaphorically or for real, then you will be limited in your possibilities.'
When it comes to doing something new, something that you have not done before, you are going to make lots of mistakes. But that is okay. You can't avoid them. When you make mistakes, learn from them. Use your mistakes to make good decisions. It is important. Why? Because you are not going to grow, you are not going to be creative if you are scared of making mistakes. Remember, without mistakes, there can be no progress.

To embrace your creative self, do not focus on being perfect. If you do, it is going to cripple your dreams. It is a dream killer. Do not focus on being perfect. Focus on getting it done. Focus on getting better. The reward is not the destination, the reward is the process. So if you want to grow your creative muscles, you must focus on getting better, not getting perfect. To quote Carrie, 'Perfectionism is the enemy of the creative art.' 

And to embrace your creative life, according to Carrie, 'You must disrupt your normal patterns so you can see the world with new eyes.'' That is true. If you want something to change, you must change how you look at it. 
And that is creativity- looking at things differently.