The Ultimate Secret To Creativity

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I’ve often thought about what the ultimate strategy for creating might be – you know, like it is some magic bit of alchemy. I thought that knowing this secret would mean I could just make great stuff without even trying.

I thought, if I tell everyone I’m an artist and a writer, then when I finally sit down to make said art and words, they will just flow.

But it’s not a faucet. It takes work.

I’ll let you in on THE biggest, best-kept, hiding-in-plain-sight secret to it all.

Show up.

That’s it.

drawplaywriteJust show up. When you show up, you’re not really just showing up. If you do it regularly enough, it becomes a practice, and that takes discipline, and that is what happily creating is all about.

You show up. You arrive with an intention: to create. Whether it is for five minutes, half an hour, an hour, or if you have the luxury of a half day (or, gasp, a day?!): you arrive intentionally and you create.

And then you do it again.

And again.

Until you can proudly, confidently say: I am creative. I make things. I make things up. I tell stories, I sing songs, I make the world beautiful and thoughtful.

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Want more strategies to increase and improve your creative time? Check out these other posts:

Create To Create

How (& Why) I Became a Morning Person

Making Art: On Stolen Time

Exploring & Unlearning – Making Art Like a Toddler

Don’t forget to check out my new Etsy shop, too! There are 10 different prints, with more coming soon!

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