Building Creativity

How do I build creativity?

  • Discipline
  • Adapting and Defying Odds
  • Surrounding Yourself with Talented and Skilled People
  • Problem Solving
  • Taking Risks
  • Failing
  • Persistence

Taking an idea and bringing it to fruition may sound like an easy process, but it’s very time consuming. The thought process that goes into it, the persistence, being adaptable and defying odds goes into the planning, the action and the invention.

Writing is not easy. Anyone that tells you that it is, is not a writer, or a creator. Whether you’re a writer, scientist, artist, mathematician, musician, engineer, athlete or designer, creativity takes time.

Self-control, insight and instincts are part of the developmental process to achieving a higher goal by challenging knowledge, twisting it, and inventing what feels right.

Think of Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey, John Lasseter, Gertrude Stein, Steve Jobs, Einstein, Thomas Edison, Georgia O’Keefe, Lucille Ball and so many others.

All of them had curiosity, vision and talent, and they surrounded themselves with other talented people.

They used what they knew, built upon it, pushing themselves and those around them forward.

It’s empowering to have other talented people to work with, to bounce ideas off of, to discuss those ideas, give input and gain insight. That’s part of the creative process: having the skilled and talented people you need.

Lessons learned usually come from failure, and the willingness to fail comes from taking risks.

Take the risk, be vulnerable and fail.


Failure actually helps to build creativity. Learning to do it wrong, helps to learn how to do it right.

Have I failed?


Have you?