Why should you be creating?
It's a medium for self-expression, an instrument for enhancing the aesthetic quality of our environment, a tool for problem-solving, and an opportunity to create something novel.
When I was young, I loved coming up with solutions. I've always been the kind of person who likes finding creative ways to solve problems. As I got older, I became more and more driven to find answers.
Creating solutions is one of the best ways to make a difference.
So here is a little note on creating: To live is to create.
It gives us a way to express ourselves, a way to improve the look of our surroundings, a way to solve problems, and a chance to make something new.
When we develop something, we infuse it with our perspectives and energies, which is a potent method to improve our own lives and those around us.
Writing a poem, painting a picture, developing a new product, or coding a new piece of software are all examples of creation.
It may be something concrete, like a piece of hardware or software, or more abstract, like a business idea or a fresh perspective. Regardless of the medium, sending ideas out into the world requires bravery.
To create something, we must also accept responsibility for our output. We own up to our accomplishments and our blunders, which helps us develop as artists. It's about trying things out, seeing what works, and learning from your mistakes, all of which can lead to fantastic success.
In the creative process, focusing on the steps leading up to the final product is essential. It's all about the journey of self-improvement. It's about the “aha!” moments, the times of hard effort and dedication, the times of frustration and doubt, and the times of delight and satisfaction.
An integral element of living is creating, which need not be done on a massive scale.
Something tiny and significant, something that makes us happy and gives us a sense of accomplishment, something that changes our lives or the lives of others, is within our reach.
To create, no matter how large or small, takes guts, and we should make the most of the opportunities that come our way.
In other words, start making stuff right now.