“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso
Do you still take creative time consistently in your schedule? The challenge brought up by Picasso in this quote is one which affects many people in general and entrepreneurs specifically.
Remember when you were younger how you could dream and daydream about so many great ideas. You would think of all the possibilities for what life would hold for you. You would imagine games to play and activities to do with your friends. Maybe you sang and danced more. Maybe you put on skits or performances for your family. Or did you just stare up at the clouds imagining what each cloud looked like.
Your mind was just free to be as artistic and creative as it ever had been. This was a highly creative time in your life because you were using your mind this way frequently.
This creative side is what often gets pushed aside for many as they get older. The every day routine and responsibilities take precedence. Focus often becomes more structured in processes and procedures leaving what ends up becoming less to often no creative time in your schedule. The challenge is just like any muscle which is neglected, it will become weaker and weaker with less and less use.
This creative muscle weakening hurts your overall enjoyment of life. It traps you in linear thinking mode which typically stifles creative and artistic thinking.
One of the exercises I do with regularity is imagine what I want my world and life to be like. I just take quiet time and let my mind wander entertaining any idea which pops into it no matter how far outside of my current reality it is. This is where I came up with the desire to be the first entrepreneur on the moon. This is just one of many ways to exercise your creative side.
Others are ideas such as think up one business idea each day and add it to your journal. Read new books. Visit an art gallery. Discuss your future dreams with friends. Sing your favorite songs in the car or the shower. Meditate. Journal daily.
Now when you open up the creative juices again and flex your creative muscle, it get stronger. These stronger muscles then come into play constantly in my everyday life and business. It helps me find or think of solutions to challenges faster. It helps me recognize and create the opportunity right in front of me. It allows me the chance to find more fun in my life for myself and my family. It helps dream up new ideas for my businesses which may have never surfaced.
Continuous exercise of your creative muscle will help you experience more success and enjoy life to another level. Figure out ways to incorporate more creative time into your life. The more you do, the more impressive the results in your life.
Do It Different!
The Maverick Millionaire
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