The 6 1/2 Biggest Myths about Creativity

I’m sitting in the auditorium at Willow Creek’s Leadership Summit live in Barrington, IL, and just met a fellow MacBook Air user in the atrium blogging, so we swapped blog addresses and I returned to get a good seat. (enjoying free WiFi!) Anyway, I LOVED a post on his blog, and wanted to share it with you here. (From Patrick Mayfield. I originally linked to his post, but he keeps moving it, so I have posted the rest here so I don’t have to keep updated it.) 1. Only a few people are creative “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are probably right.” I’m not sure who said that, but it sums up what I have come to realise about each of us in the matter of being creative. Ultimately this myth is perpetuated by a negative and self-fulfilling perception of oneself. Our self-perception as ‘uncreative’ people is probably due to an unchallenged internal script from our critical faculties. When we have attempted something creative in the past, the script may have run something like this: “You see? That’s pathetic! I can’t be creative…” Many say, “I can’t draw”; then coaches such as Betty Edwards come…

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