Once upon a time there was a dreamer and then, there was a doer. What dreamer dreamed, doer did.
We can’t divide people into these two categories anymore and think we’ve defined the world. In today’s world, a dreamer needs to be a doer, and a doer needs to be a dreamer.
Our culture has long labeled creativity as something you are born with – a natural gift almost. So it comes as no surprise that when we think of someone being creative, the first thing that pops into our mind is some artist, painter, photographer, and then, the rest of us – the regular “not talented”, “non-artistic” people.
Well, guess what. We all have a wellspring of creative energy in us. The only difference is that some of us know how to tap into it, while others don’t.
I am not a photographer. I’ve never went to school for it. Everything I’ve learned, I learned from books, blogs, and aim&shoot attempts. Not all of the photos I take are good, but they show the pattern of how much I progressed from the first photo I ever took.
Looking into the world through “a different lens” equips you with the right set of skills to think outside of the box and to excel in everything you do because if you can see the patterns others don’t, you are already way ahead.
Do you think that creativity matters and that it should be encouraged in individuals? How important is this to you?