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How To Feel More Creative

Have you ever wondered why some people have crazy ideas, like trying to land a spaceship on Mars or building an airplane, and are able to make those ideas happen, while others have less ambitious ideas but fail to carry them out? 

how to feel more creative

Some individuals seem to effortlessly bring novel concepts into tangible realities and profitable solutions, while others struggle, even when attempting ideas that have been tested and proven to work. This discrepancy often boils down to a specific feeling that affects one’s ability to manifest creativity and execute ideas.

If this sounds familiar, then stay tuned, because today I’m sharing actionable insights on how you can feel more creative. 

Further Reading
1. 4 Levels Of Wealth Creation – Inspired By Myron Golden

2. 5 Steps To Overcome Creative Blocks

3. Why Creativity In Leadership Is Important [3 Reasons]

4. Where Do Creative Ideas Come From? [10 Channels Everyone Can Tap Into]

5. The Simple Reasons Why People Are Not Creative [Yet]

Creativity is driven by desire, emotion, and passion, much like the Wright brothers, who were merely bicycle mechanics but succeeded in inventing the airplane because they were propelled by an intense desire to do so. 

This desire helped them overcome numerous obstacles, and similarly, there’s a specific feeling you can nurture to propel you from idea to profitable creation.

The Power of Feelings in Creativity

People create because they feel like creating. That means if you feel more creative, you will create more. Understanding and harnessing the right feelings can make a significant difference in your creative journey. Here’s a breakdown of how feelings impact creativity and what you can do to feel more creative.

The Role of Emotion

Emotion is essential in setting us into motion. This is why many people fail to do what they want or need to do—they don’t feel like doing it. The energy or ‘E’ in emotion can be either positive or negative. Positive energy propels you towards action and realization of your goals, while negative energy inhibits you. Grab a copy of Ignite Your Creativity here to understand this better.

Ignite Your Creativity
Ignite Your Creativity


Understanding Your Identity, Purpose, and Beliefs

In a previous discussion, I explained how your identity, purpose, and beliefs form the foundation for your creativity. When these elements are dialed in, you naturally begin to feel creative. You feel like you can achieve what you set out to accomplish, generating positive emotions that drive your actions. Listen to this podcast for more insights on this.


Positive vs. Negative Emotions

When you harbor positive feelings toward your desired outcomes, you experience emotions such as anticipation, passion, and inspiration. These emotions produce joy and drive you into action. Conversely, negative emotions, stemming from asking disempowering questions like ‘What if it doesn’t work?’, lead to doubt, anxiety, and eventually, procrastination.


Techniques to Feel More Creative

Transforming Your Thought Process

To foster positive emotions, start by asking yourself empowering questions. Instead of dwelling on what could go wrong, envision what life would be like if your project succeeds. 

‘What if I sell a million copies of my book?’ ‘What if my business thrives and transforms my finances?’ By doing so, you stir up anticipation, passion, and inspiration, which propel you into taking action.

Cultivating Positive Emotions

Positive emotions can be cultivated by regularly engaging in practices that reinforce your identity, purpose, and beliefs. This could include setting clear goals, visualizing success, engaging in uplifting activities, and surrounding yourself with supportive people.


Conclusion: Ways To Feel More Creative

Understanding and harnessing the right feelings is crucial for manifesting your creativity. Establish a solid foundation by aligning your identity, purpose, and beliefs, and cultivate positive emotions that drive you towards your goals. Remember, the right kind of feelings will lead to the right kind of actions, and ultimately, to creative success.

In our next discussion, we’ll explore the concept of thinking creatively. For now, I invite you to reflect on today’s insights, share your thoughts in the comments, and spread this knowledge to help others ignite their creativity as well. Thank you for reading, and have a creative day!

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About the Author

Iredafe is a creativity coach, author, and software engineer with a passion for unlocking creative potential and inspiring individuals to master the business of their creativity.

He is an author of 17+ books based in Canada. He speaks, writes books and blogs on topics of utmost interest which includes Creativity, 4D Thinking, Problem Solving, Authorpreneurship, and Kingdom.