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10 Habits of Insanely Creative People

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Do you want to be more creative? I am sure that this question answers itself because yes, we all want to be more creative in our life and our work.

While this may be our wish, it can be a unique challenge to enhance creativity in our life. Often the desire to be more creative does not materialize in being more creative and taking more action.

How do the super creative people achieve this difficult task of being creative moment after moment, and day after day?

Here are 10 habits of insanely creative people:

  1. Make Creativity into a Habit, a Routine, and a Structure

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

Highly creative people do not make their creativity a hit or a miss. They set up structures and habits around their unique blend of creativity.

To set up a consistent habit being creative, they have to become aware of their creative rhythms. They have to understand what works and what does not work for their creative progress.

With the creative awareness of the self at hand, they know that their creative process may be different from others. If others are rising early in the morning to write, it does not mean that you do the same. Especially if you do not function well or if you are not alert and creative in the morning.

The writer Anthony Trollope had a habit of rising at 5:30 am and wrote till 11 am. This habit allowed him to pen 46 novels in his career.  After his writing adventures in the morning, he would go to work at the post office as a postal clerk.

Revealed in his autobiography, this habit of Trollope became well known after he passed away.

The famous writer and poet, Maya Angelou had a habit of leaving for a hotel at 6:30 in the morning where she would rent a small room. She would insist the removal of all art and objects from the room and liked it bare. All she carried with her to her writing retreat was a bible, a dictionary, a Roget’s Thesaurus, and yellow pads. She would write till 1:30 pm before returning home.

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The famous choreographer and dancer, Twyla Tharp says:

“A lot of habitually creative people have preparation rituals linked to the setting in which they choose to start their day. By putting themselves into that environment, they start their creative day.”-Twyla Tharp, the Creative Habit

Tharp is one of the most well-known choreographers who has created and directed hit shows on Broadway and worked with dancers in opera houses from all over the world including London, Berlin and Sydney. She has published over 130 dances and ballets in the last 40 years.

Tharp says that she has a habit of starting her day at 5: 30 am and puts on her workout clothes, leg warmers, sweatshirt and her hat. She walks outside her house in Manhattan and gets a cab to go to the Pumping Iron Gym where she works out for 2 hours. She says that the workout at the gym is not the beginning of the creative ritual but it begins the moment she gets a cab.

It is a habitual ritual for her and the first step to her creative process is getting into the cab that she has made into a habit.

Action Tips: 

Make an assessment of what habits you have around your creativity.

Do you have cues and suggestions that make creativity habitual or do you do it when you are able to?

How important is being creative to your life?

  1. Have Creative Belief or Creative Confidence

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

David Kelley is one of the founders of d-school at Stanford and the founder of one of the most innovative firms called IDEO. Kelley brings us a great story on Creative confidence and the lack thereof in his TED talk.

Kelley tells us a story that takes back to his third grade class in Barberton, Ohio. Kelley’s best friend Brian was attempting to make a horse from the clay that their teacher kept under their desk.

A little girl sitting at his desk said to Brian that what he was making was terrible. She said that it did not look anything like a horse would look like. The result was that his friend Brian’s shoulders sank and he put the clay away. That incident was the end of his creative ventures and he did not attempt to do a project like that again.

Kelley believes that this happens with many people. Someone that they trust, a friend or an authority figure gives negative feedback. This feedback and lack of belief often makes them opt-out of their creativity.

When Kelley tells the story of Brian to his class, a lot of students come after class and relate their own story. They mention how a teacher was instrumental in shutting them down. They relate how a student was particularly mean to them and they shut down from their creativity or “opted-out.”

There are studies and observations that assess the creativity of school kids. When asked if they are artists and if they are creative, most preschooler’s hands go up in agreement. When you ask first to 5th graders, the number of hands decreases as the grade goes up. By the time kids are in middle school, just a few hands go up. What has happened here? It is no longer “cool” to be creative and artistic.quote by Harish

Kelley calls this ability or self-efficacy to be creative as  “creative confidence.”

Highly creative people have a deep belief to engage and promote their creativity. Their creative confidence is high. Even though they have doubts like others, they do not allow them to deter their confidence. Creativity defines their life and it can be a defining and shaping factor in our life as well.

Action Tips: 

Do you have creative confidence or do you doubt your creative abilities?

Did you opt-out of your creative process because some well-meaning person in your life put you off the idea of creativity?

Are you willing to reclaim your creative powers?

  1. Are Life Long Learners with Many Hobbies

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki

Super creative people are lifelong learners.  They adopt what researcher Carol Dweck calls “the growth mindset.”

They avoid what Dweck calls “the fixed mindset.” The fixed mindset assumes that knowledge and learning are set in stone and we are either good at something or not. It makes us believe that effort is not required and cannot make us better. It makes us believe that things ought to come easy to us and failure and setbacks are devastating.

Let us look at the Wright brothers who were the first to be successful in human flight. They were bicycle mechanics with many interests and hobbies. In 1889, 18 year old Orville Wright began a printing press where his brother, Wilbur joined him. A few years later, they learnt the art of making bicycles when they became the new craze.

The brothers then turned to aviation, a subject that interested them. They studied and learnt a great deal about aviation from all the people who could teach them like Octave Chanute. They built wind tunnels to test out miniature plane models and the principles of lift. They studied birds and the principles of natural flight. They tested things out extensively. The rest is history.

Super creative people understand that they need to  earn and attempt new things. This idea is even more relevant in this day and age in an ever-changing landscape.

Action Tips: 

Do you have a focus on learning?

Use the growth mindset instead of the fixed mindset.

  1. Understand and Play Into Their Unique Blend of Creativity

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” -Rita Mae Brown

Insanely creative people understand themselves and what their strengths and weaknesses are. More importantly, they know how to leverage them into creative projects. While they learn from the same set of rules, they create some of their own ones to give expression to their unique creativity.

They also understand that we are all different in how we learn and express our creativity and do not hesitate to use those ideas.

Here are a few examples:

Wallace Stevens composed his poetry on small slips of paper while walking.

Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up, in his loafers, with chest height access to his typewriter. It may not be inaccurate to say that he believed in the standing desk a while before it became popular for health reasons.

Truman Capote, the reclining writer liked to call himself “horizontal author” because of his lazy ways. He would stretch on a bed or a sofa and claimed that he could not think unless he was reclining.

We have the image of writers sitting in a desk and typing away. But as the examples above show, creative people make their own rules for what works best for them.

Action Tips: 

What stimulates and enhances your creativity?

Play to your unique blend of creativity instead of following formulas.

Test out what works and what does not.creativity quote1

  1. Take Refuge in Numbers

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”— Chuck Close

What are some words that are common to super creative people?

  1. Prolific
  2. Action-oriented
  3. Productive under all situations
  4. Impossible
  5. Talented
  6. Lucky

Insanely creative people may hate their work at times but that does not stop them from producing it and launching to out in the world.

The commonality between creative people and people who are not creative may just well be the numbers.

What do I mean be that?

Consider the prolific painter Picasso. Picasso produced a mind boggling 22,000 pieces of work including paintings, sculpture and graphic design.  Not every piece of his work is well known or on the same levels as some of his best work.

Charles Schultz, the producer of the comic strip, peanuts produced a new Peanuts strip every single day for over half a century. Are they all as brilliant as the best ones? Perhaps not. That did not stop him from producing the comic.

I remember watching the marketing guru, Seth Godin in a talk showing a bunch of books in a slide.

He mentioned that he has produced a lot of work in relation to his successes and some of them have not been as successful.

Twyla Tharp opens admits in her book that some of her work is not as good as some of her other best work. But that did not stop Tharp from producing more work.

My most successful Slide share on excuses was ironically the one that I did not even consider publishing on the super successful presentation platform.

I remember thinking at 1:00 in the morning, tired and weary eyed that this presentation was unnecessary. I thought that no one wanted to see a presentation on excuses.

Did I publish it? You bet I did.

Over a 110 thousand people have since viewed it and 3330 people have downloaded it. I do not mention this to brag about my work but the irony that I did not even consider publishing it.

So, we never know what work is going to be the most creative and most well received.

Super creative people believe in the power of numbers. They do not allow anything to turn them away from that goal.

Action Tips:

Take refuge in numbers.

Instead of producing work that you consider excellent all the time, produce work that is good and even fair in your opinion.

  1. Curious Like a Child

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after he grows up.”- Picasso

Creative people are curious like a child. They develop a natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and creating new things.

Creative people realize that children have no problems expressing their creative side. They make an effort to reconnect with their “inner child.”

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Insanely creative people also realize that:

There is a great creative artist inside them that is waiting for expression.

They need to be curious to be creative.

There is no such thing as a bad question.

Work is best made creative and is most fun when it feels like play.

It is exciting to have a contagious enthusiasm for creative ventures.

It is quite creative to have a beginners mind and not come from the vantage point of “know it all.”

They need to be creative by being spontaneous.

Create a preschool like creative work environment that enhances productivity.

Some of the most creative companies in the world like Google, IDEO and PIXAR have played like work environments. They foster and promote work environments that allow for work to transform into play.

Creativity researcher, Tina Seelig’s Stanford Creativity class is unique. It has manipulative like a preschool for students to form small groups and unleash their creativity.

Innovation firm, IDEO has carts with all types of materials that allow employees to put together a prototype. They can work with materials of all types and shapes to allow a creative expression to their new idea.

“It Takes a Lifetime to Paint Like a Child”-Pablo Picasso

Action Tips:

Incorporate curiosity in your creative process and your daily life.

Attempt to make your creative work more fun.

  1. Create When They Are Sad and When They are Happy: Emotional Immunity

“A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.”-Mary Garden

Creative people have trained themselves to create when they are happy and when they are not.  They create while experiencing difficult emotions.

In fact, when you ask insanely creative people, they will tell you that strong emotions are often beneficial for creativity.

We have all heard the stereotype of the impulsive and temperamental artist persona. Regardless of the truth of this stereotype, it is true that they create even when they are unhappy or sad. Great creativity is inclusive of the entire gamut of emotions and does not favor happiness to other emotions.

Creative expression is a wonderful refuge and outpouring of difficult emotions and feelings. A recent study has confirmed this idea of creativity. While emotional factors are a major block to the creative process, anger or other difficult feelings can help creative work. But, artists have described guilt as a debilitating and blocking emotion for creativity.

Action Tips:

Realize the stories and blocks that we tell the self when faced with difficult emotions and feelings.

Allow strong emotions and difficult feelings to find an outlet in your creative work.

  1. Use the Power of Chaos, Uncertainty and Restrictions to Drive Creativity

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” ― Erich Fromm

There are some strong negative connotation associated with chaos, uncertainty and restrictions. But when you look at super creative people, they defy that idea by gaining mileage out of uncertainty and chaos.

Highly creative people not only work within but also invite uncertainty into their lives.

Twyla Tharp calls this the “The white room.” Tharp walks into an empty white room in a dance studio in midtown Manhattan. The room has 8-foot high mirrors and has a boom box in one corner. The room is spotless and clean except for the skid marks and footprints on the floor. She says that other than the boom box, the skid marks, the mirrors on the walls, and her, the room is empty.

Tharp is in an empty room with the obligation to create a major new choreography piece.  The dancers, presenters and audience expect her to deliver. She has half the program in mind with the other half being a mystery.

Tharp says that filling this humbling blank space makes up her identity. Tharp describes the empty white room as being “profound, terrifying and mysterious” to some people.

Tharp says in her book, The Creative Habit:

“It’s no different for a writer rolling a fresh sheet of paper into this typewriter (or more likely firing up the blank screen on his computer), or a painter confronting a virginal canvas, a sculptor staring at a raw chunk of stone, a composer at the piano with his fingers hovering just above the keys. Some people find this moment – the moment before creativity begins – so painful that they simply cannot deal with it. They get up a walk away from the canvas, the computer, the keyboard: they take a nap or go shopping or fix lunch or do chores around the house. They procrastinate. In its most extreme form, this terror totally paralyzes people.”

Action Tips:

Understand how chaos and uncertainty work in your life.

Learn how to manage stress, anxiety and the fear of the empty room and the empty canvas.

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  1.  Leverage Their Social Environments

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”- Albert Einstein

Insanely creative people understand that creativity does not exist in vacuum. Creativity is best enjoyed and experienced when we include others.

While creativity can be a solitary process, the entire experience is anything but solitary.

We do not have to go far in history to see that Artists guilds and groups enhanced and promoted people’s creativity through the ages.

Insanely creative people understand the importance of launching their work for the world to enjoy. They also allow it for people to judge and criticize. While no one likes criticism, it is always best to realize that any discussion is better than no discussion.

Highly creative people also form mastermind groups that challenge and hold them accountable for deadlines and their creative work. This is a social proof and confirmation that acts as a huge motivator for forward progress in creativity.

In his TED talk “where good ideas come from,” Steven Johnson describes the social aspect in detail. Johnson says that historically coffee shops were great idea generation machines.  They also lead to the period of intellectual bloom known as The Enlightenment.

People got together from different backgrounds and there was the mix-up and sharing of various ideas.

Action Tips:

Connect with other like-minded people to discuss and brainstorm creative projects.

Join mastermind groups and accountability groups to keep you on track in your creative projects.

  1. Cross Contextual Pollination: Mix and Match, and Connect and Combine

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.”- Steve Jobs, Wired interview, 1996

Highly creative people are great connectors and combiners of information and ideas. They mix and match and connect and combine. They take cross-contextual things and put them together in novel forms and fashion. IDEO calls this mix and match as “Cross pollination.”

The history of the Frisbee offers some clues to this connecting and combining. The Frisbie Baking Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut made pies and other baked goodies. Many New England colleges were the recipients of the baked goodness form the company.

Hungry college students put together food and play and used the empty pie tins to catch and toss, thus providing for hours of fun and sport.

Connecting and combining means staying open to the possibility of novel combinations that arrive. It also means being open to new ideas that can result by the accidental combining of events and ideas.

Take for example the discovery of the post-it notes in the company 3M. In the attempt of the discovery of a strong adhesive, Spencer Silver at 3M ended up finding a new adhesive that was weak. It could be peeled off without leaving any traces or messes.

Four years later, on a Sunday, Arthur Fry of 3M was singing in the church choir when he had a unique problem.

Fry was using markers to keep his place in the hymnal but they kept falling off. Then Fry connected things together. Fry used some of Silver’s weak adhesive to coat the markers. The adhesive was effective in keeping the markers in place without falling off. The markers could also be easily lifted off without any damage to the pages. The rest is history. This shows the power of connecting a problem with a prior shelved invention.

Action Tips;

Connect and combine things from different disciplines to enhance creativity.

Ask how someone else in a different profession would handle the situation.

Look at the problem from different angles and perspectives.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful Yvonne Wilson for giving me a chance to guest post on her blog. I am also very grateful for winning the STAR blogger giveaway. Thanks, Yvonne!

Now over to you! Please let me know if this post resonated with you. Let me know in the comments below.

About the Author

HarishHarish Kumar (@launchURgenius) is a blogger, writer, and teacher. You can connect with him over at his blog at Launchyourgenius and sign up for free inspiring updates about launching your creativity and genius.

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

18 Comments on 10 Habits of Insanely Creative People

  1. Hello Harish,
    An awesome post for people who doubt their creativity. I have always believed that creativity can be developed if one has urge to do so. A creative mind should be full of questions and a hunger to know the answers and you are so right to mention that there is nothing called bad question. I agree with all the points and techniques you mentioned here.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Yvonne, good to be here again 🙂
    Harish has done a fab job with this post. A great motivating and inspirational one I must say.

    I am definitely going to bookmark this and I love to read the action tips. Because I can’t catch up with all these awesome tips I need time and I want to incorporate all this in my life..
    Thanks for supercharging me again. 🙂

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  3. Hi Harish,

    This is an excellent post! Sometimes my creativity gets in my way of learning because my mind is always trying to create. I actually have to tell myself this is learning time. Creativity is the reason I blog and I’m most creative in the morning.

    I’m glad you shared with us how Wallace Stevens create poetry because I get my best ideas while walking. Even when I speak to an audience I have to be moving because if I’m standing behind a podium I get nerves.

    This really helped me!

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    • Hi Vernon!
      Thanks a lot for your comment and thanks so much for your kind words!
      I like what you said about creativity that the mind is sometimes always trying to create. That is indeed a different perspective because many people have the opposite problem of their mind not creating often enough. I like that you mentioned about having to tell yourself that this is the learning time. Since it is essential for the creative process to learn and incubate, you are striking a great balance by not trying to be creative all the time but having some down time as well.

      I am like you too that I walk around a lot when I talk. I think that standing behind a podium not only makes us a bit nervous sometimes but it can also put some of the audience to sleep :). So I think that a little distraction and movement are a good thing.

      Thanks!
      Harish

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  4. HI Harish

    I was Spell bound by this post. You really nailed the habits of creative people. I loved each point and the pictures. I was moved by creative people producing work in numbers. The temptation to always create the best work can hamper creativity that is why most creatives produce a lot even when they are not in their best moods.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome info.

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    • Hi Ikechi!
      Thanks for your comment! I appreciate the kind words.
      I agree that there is an underlying tendency to create the absolutely best work every single time and this is a powerful inhibitor and discourager of the creative process. As you mention, that is the reason why highly creative people train themselves over the years to be highly creative regardless of the environment, mood and other factors. This a somewhat difficult practice to embrace because who would want to create and produce work that is kind of mediocre. But it might just be essential to do so because in the continuation of creative work that is not so good lies the neural network forming and connection fostering skill that might be so essential for mastery.
      Thanks,
      Harish

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  5. Hi Harish and Yvonne,

    Fantastic choice Yvonne! I love this article.

    The beauty of creativity is that we all have it in different ways. Some people are strategic and tactical in business or sports while for others are it’s expressed in art or theater. There are lots of different ways to be creative.

    Harish, for me creativity is a function of belief, curiosity and learning. It’s a mindset that is critical to success and is the ability to something that others cannot see.

    When we believe in our purpose and mission, our abilities and ideas it changes the way we see the world and how we can make a difference in it through our businesses. We are free to consider the possibilities and how we can pursue them.

    I am a lifelong learner. I love to read history and business books, websites, blogs, watch videos and listen to podcasts. But I’m always doing so in the framework of how can I learn from others in a way that makes sense for me to fulfill my purpose and mission.

    Sometimes it’s like the ideas just keep coming and I have a small book where I write down my ideas to come back to and think through.

    Great post and very inspiring!

    ~ Don Purdum

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    • Hi Don!
      Thanks a lot for your comment and thanks for the kind words! I completely agree that different people have different ways to express their unique blend of creativity. I really like what you said about creativity: “Harish, for me creativity is a function of belief, curiosity and learning. It’s a mindset that is critical to success and is the ability to something that others cannot see.” This is very true because, one has to begin with the belief or the creative confidence to engage and go forward in the creative process. Unfortunately, many people simply do not believe they are creative as a result of their past conditioning. But if that is cast aside, we will see that we can all be creative in our own unique way. Curiosity and learning are also the other cornerstones of the creative process because they propel the process forward. When people stop learning and stop being curious and become overly solidified in what they know, their novel creativity suffers. Because creativity is a result of mix and match of new items and the realization of past experience, all these elements are essential parts of the creative process. Lose one of them and creativity becomes a drag much like suddenly finding a drag on a vehicle due to a punctured wheel.

      Context is a powerful necessity in the creative process and I agree that learning and the creative process itself need to be matched with our purpose and mission and placed within the framework of a meaningful context. Without the proper context, creativity and learning might just miss their mark and not have significant impact.
      Thanks,
      Harish

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  6. Hi Harish,

    This was a brilliant read and really refreshing. These were some of the very brilliant insights of highly creative people. Whenever creativity is thought of, we tend to form a vision of finding beauty in chaos.Behind that chaos no one really thinks about the habits creative people might have. Like everything else, even creativity does not come out of randomness. There is a specific or not so specific mindset to be followed really.

    It requires a lot of hard work and defining habits that makes the creative juice out of a person.

    This was a gem of an article.

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  7. Hi Harish, and welcome to Yvonne’s blog as her guest this time 🙂

    Wonderful post indeed 🙂

    I feel creativity is the domain of every person. We all can be creative and being creative is one of the best experiences as that makes us feel good and happy.

    Thanks so much for listing the habits of the insanely creative people, and not only that but you also explained them all in detail.

    I guess we all have our creative time, phase, and moods – there are times when we are at the best of our creative self. But yes, you need to have the right attitude and belief, and be immune to emotions as you point out.

    I believe one thing that a creative person does is think differently, think out of the box, abolish the limits and defy the rules to think of something new. The insanely creative person has the power and the courage to go unconventional and take risks.

    Thanks for including so many real life examples, that helps a lot. All the points are at the spot and so true and relevant.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and it will help all including the bloggers, who are creative by virtue of being bloggers. Have a nice week ahead, both of you 🙂

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    • Hi Harleena,
      Thanks a lot for your comment and your kind words! I appreciate it!
      I totally agree with you that creativity is the domain of every person and the right of every person. It does make us feel good and happy when we have an expression of our inner creativity. We do have our creative time, phases and moods and I believe that becoming aware of that pattern is very useful to expressing our creativity. Many times, people expect themselves to wake up in the morning and express creativity as they are supposed to or expected to. But that may not be optimal as their natural rhythms and patterns are not being followed and honored. Beyond that, creativity can certainly also be set up as a habit but people need to have the intention and belief that it is possible to be creative.

      Thanks for mentioning the use of real life examples in the post in your comment. I think that stories and real life examples are great to have in a post and I always try to include them if possible. But sometimes it takes a lot of research and reading to bring all the stories to a post as you very well know yourself :). But I guess it becomes all worth it when the post is able to benefit even one person favorably.

      Thanks!
      Harish

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  8. Hello Harish,
    It’s good to see you on Ma’am Yvonne’s blog. You’ve just changed the atmosphere here in Ma’am Yvonne’s blog by bringing to us an exceptional article here, I guess you gave a little considerstion for her reader who are not naturally scientific unlike the way you write on your blog, using scientific terms @Harish.

    Harish has said alot here about creativivty, I never knew that one could make creativity a habit :O well it’s good I know now from here.

    You’ve give detailed 10 habits of insanely creativity people, and I guess it’s gonna be nice if we all follow the guides which you have given here.

    Thanks for sharing, and do have a wonderful day ahead you both.

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    • Hello Larry,
      Thanks a lot for your comment! I appreciate the kind words. I am glad that you noticed that I did not go deep into the science in this post as I often do in my blog. And you are right on that it is sometimes easier on readers if one does not go too much in detail into the science of creativity. I am happy that you like the idea that creativity can indeed be a habit. I think that this idea made a big difference in my own life. I had previously believed in the idea that creativity comes and goes and waxes and wanes and I did not have much say in the matter. But now I know that you can tip the odds of the creative process in your favor by transforming it into a habitual process. The more we are creative, the more we get better at it.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Harish

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  9. Hello Yvonne and Harish,

    This is a wonderful guest post by Harish. I couldn’t agree anymore with you, lol. All the 10 Habits you shared are wonderful. And a story you shared for each point are amazing too. And I liked the most “Action Tips” part.

    It’s a really inspiring one. Even, I don’t have any words to praise your research and hardwork here.
    I really like this post very much. Thanks for sharing with us. Have an awesome day!

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    • Hi Nisha

      Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy to know that you enjoyed the post and hope that beyond that it is of some future benefit to you. I am sure that Harish will be responding to your comment. Have a great week.

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    • Hi Nisha,
      Thanks a lot for your comment and for your kind words! I am very glad that you enjoyed the post. I included the action tips with the hope that there are some concrete ways that the points in the post can be implemented. I have to remind myself often to take action on my creativity and not to allow it to remain without forward motion for too long. All the action tips mentioned in the post have helped me in some for or another in my own life and in my own creative process.
      Thanks again!
      Harish

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  10. Hi Yvonne!
    Thanks a lot for your kind words and thanks a lot for allowing me to guest post on your blog! I am super excited to be here. Often people assume that creativity just happens naturally or does not happen at all- the classic left and right brain debate. But there is a lot of research coming in that suggests that we use both parts of the brain while being creative. This also goes against the-I am not creative argument. It is being suggested by the experience of highly creative people that creativity is a habit! When I allowed that information to percolate into my consciousness, I felt very empowered and renewed. Of course, now I was confronted with finding the unique blend of creativity that was specific to me and my habits.

    I love great quotes too and I am totally with you on that. I also love the “you cannot use up creativity quote!” And coming from the amazing Maya Angelou, it is even more inspiring. It is also reassuring to know that because people sometimes approach creativity like a not quickly renewable resource. The key is action. The more we act in the creative realm the more we realize it and are able to express it. It just gets better and better through practice, trying, setbacks, failure and then more trying. Many people do not want to go through the stages and want quick results. But I realized that once we go through the stages: discovery, preparation, incubation and launching, we are able to materialize our creativity by going the full circle.

    Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity! 🙂
    Harish

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  11. Hi Harish

    Welcome to my blog, this time as a guest blogger. This is indeed an awesome and detailed post on the habits of people who are considered insanely creative. If habits are to be adhered to, then these 10 have definitely met and exceeded the standard of what habits should be all about.

    I love quotes and many of these that you have shared have resonated so well in my spirit. Yes, we are creative being, it is how we were created from the very beginning. It start with a thought or an idea and even something that we have imagined. And just as was mentioned, the more we use creativity, the more we have. There is just no way that we can ever use it all up. It also resonated with me that creativity can be passed on from one person to another meaning, one person can have a creative thought and all he/she would need to do is to share it with someone else, and before you know it that person is already coming up with even more brilliant creative thoughts.

    Excellent action tips as well. Thank you for sharing such an awesome post with our reading audience. Have a great day/week ahead! 🙂

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