This post is an excerpt from Freeman author Tyler Kurbat:
Far too many people are convinced they're not creative. I hear it every day.
"I could never do that."
"I'm not that creative."
"My mind doesn't work that way."
But the truth is we are all creative in our own regards and creativity isn't something you catch and keep in your pocket. You don't bottle it up. Creativity is a hunt for passion and when you find it, you wear it on your sleeve. It perches upon you like a hawk, ready to soar. It's an ember in a dried out field.
Whether it burns is up to you.
I don't blame you if you think you're not creative. I just think you're wrong.
You've got to look beyond the veil of the creation to grasp the creative process. If all you do is look at the finished masterpiece, then of course, it's hard to wrap your mind around the talent that brought it forth.
Creativity is a process.
It's a cycle that feeds on itself. The products are but a tangible of the cycle.
You think Sloth just hits "print" on his machine? You think DadSocks just wakes up, shakes a can and pops out a piece? You think Daniel Kim is just in the right place at the right time ... all the time?
I got news for you: These guys kill it because they're on the hunt and they fan the flame of their creativity. They keep their passion burning.
And so can you.
It's the what.
What do you want to do? What do you want to create? What will you become? What will it be?
Inspiration is the puppet master of the hairs on your neck at 3 AM. Inspiration is the whisper of some grand scheme as you sit gridlocked in traffic. It will strike you whether you're ready or not.
You've got to anticipate the whisper that wants you to shout.