“You Are Creative” by Joan Y. Edwards
This is Day 4 of Say Good Things February
Are you creative? My answer for you follows:
You are creative. You are innovative. You are inventive. You are ingenious. You are clever. You are inspiring. You are original. You are leading-edge. You are productive. You are gifted.
Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.
I am creative. I am innovative. I am inventive. I am ingenious. I am clever. I am inspiring. I am original. I am leading-edge. I am productive. I am gifted.
I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, they became true because of actions I took.
Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. You have to believe it’s possible. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your creative skills.
One of my first years of teaching, a principal said that I wasn’t creative. I’d always felt like I was creative. Luckily, this seed of destruction didn’t stop me from believing I was creative and being creative.
Many problems in relationships come when people demand that others do things in exactly the same order and manner in which they do them.
Here’s a scenario:
Fixing a load of clothes and putting in the detergent and rinse.
Person A: demands that you put the water in, then the detergent, then put the rinse in the little opening for it , then add clothes. Person A feels, if you don’t do it this way, you’re doing it WRONG.
Person B: demands that you put in the clothes, start the water, add the detergent after it’s almost full, and put the rinse in the container. Person B feels, if you don’t do it this way, you’re doing it WRONG.
It does seem silly to get angry because someone doesn’t follow A or B. As long as the detergent has water, it’ll spread throughout the washer. Insert the rinse before the rinse cycle and you’re good. However, sometimes we’ve never known anyone to do it in a different way. Our family’s always done it this way.
Being creative sometimes means we don’t always follow the same paths that others usually take.
As long as the job gets done, be open to letting those who are doing it, do it their way. Accept yourself as you are and accept others as they are.
If you’re working for a company who demands things be done in a certain way, be sure and ask the authorities before you change it. Like individuals, some companies reward creative thinking and others like to keep on doing it their way. It’s all a choice. There’s a saying: “When you’re in Rome, do as the Roman’s do.”
Many of our inventors believed that something different would work better. They said, “Yes, this is true. But what if…” They came up with awesome ideas and inventions that amaze the people who said, “There’s no way that’s going to work”
That’s where the creative part of you takes over and makes the world a better place.
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