The Simple Reasons Why People Are Not Creative [Yet] - Iredafe Owolabi
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Introduction: Why People Are Not Creative Yet!

Creativity is often misunderstood as simply having big ideas, but the reality is far more than that oversimplified definition. In this blog post, we will delve into the concept of creativity, the misconceptions surrounding it, and why many individuals struggle to tap into their creative potential.

Why People Are Not Creative

The Misconception of Creativity

Many people believe that creativity is solely about having grand ideas. However, the equation of creativity goes beyond just ideas. Ideas without action are merely fantasies. The true essence of creativity lies in the combination of idea and action. It’s not just about thinking big; it’s about translating those thoughts into tangible outcomes.

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The Equations of Creativity

The equation of creativity is often misunderstood as idea equals creativity. But in reality, idea plus action is what breeds true creativity. Simply having thoughts is not equivalent to having ideas. An idea is more than just a thought; it is an emotionalized thought. Emotion plays a crucial role in converting thoughts into concrete ideas that drive action.

 Idea + Execution = Creativity

Emotions + Thoughts = Idea

Idea – Execution = Fantasy


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The Order of Creativity

Many individuals struggle with creativity because they have the order wrong. The correct order begins with recognizing oneself as a creative being. Understanding and embracing this identity set the foundation for unleashing creative potential. Feeling creative follows, as emotions fuel the creative process. When individuals align with their creative identity and emotions, they naturally begin to think creatively and act on their ideas.

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Breaking the Cycle of Non-Creativity

Individuals often hinder their creative abilities by doubting their creativity from the outset. By reframing the order of creativity and embracing a mindset of being creative, feeling creative, thinking creatively, and then acting on those thoughts, anyone can break free from the cycle of non-creativity. Embracing the full equation of creativity leads to a more fulfilling and inventive life. Listen to this concept aon audio here.

Conclusion: Why People Are Not Creative

Creativity is not reserved for a select few; it is a trait inherent in all individuals. By understanding the order of creativity and embracing one’s creative identity, anyone can unlock their full creative potential.

Let go of the misconception that creativity is solely about big ideas and dive into the true essence of creativity: idea plus action. Start your creative journey today and witness the transformative power of embracing your creative self. 

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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.