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Is it now time to let spring be a time of creativity for you?

When you hear the word creativity, what comes to mind? Do you see yourself as being a creative person? If so, why? Moreover, if not – Is it now time to let spring be a time of creativity for you?

Only a minority of people believe they are creative. Most people are not educated to value and encourage creativity. Creative confidence is not about being certain of the answers, but about being certain that, you will find the answers yourself. You will, indeed, face many challenges along the way. If you allow yourself to be creative, you need have no fear, for the answers will come to point you in the right direction.

Who comes to mind when you think of people who are creative? Most people find the really creative ones a little left of centre. But I don’t mean creativity to that extent, just letting a little more creativity into your life and work. Be a little more creative in the decisions you make and how you deal with challenges that arise as you pursue the life you want to live.
You have to be creative in how you respond to the challenges of life if you are to live a life of self-leadership. Self- leaders accept the challenge of allowing creativity to flourish yet, at the same time, ground this creativity in a way that it can best serve how they want to live their life.

As Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Nothing exists that was not once an idea, which the English poet William Blake echoed when he wrote: “Everything starts in the imagination.” So many things in the natural and human world start as a seed; ideas and visions are seeds of potentially great things. Self-leaders use creativity to challenge the status quo of where they are in life and where they want to be in the future. They do this in a practical and realistic manner.

You cannot get creative just by reading about it or watching it: there is a need to throw yourself into it. Creativity is not limited by circumstances. You have to get stuck in there and get your hands dirty to allow it to have a real and genuine impact on your life; to allow creativity to inform you where you want your life and work to go. So then, is it now time to let spring be a time of creativity for you?

If you do want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you please check out my books – available from Amazon.

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Do you believe you are worthy of success in your life?

We can’t understate the challenges people and business are facing at this time only I felt it was needed to ask more so now than ever:

Do you believe you are worthy of success in your life?

– whatever that success means to you at this time.

For our meaning personal and professional success is something that people seem to be reflecting on now more than ever as we deal with COVID – 19.

If this question makes you feel uncomfortable, it could be because that which deeply matters to you, and what you think the world and others expect of you, are two completely different things. Your enduring success must be constructed on a firm foundation of choices that only you can make, not on anybody else’s idea of what success is for you.

I invite you to ask yourself what really matters to you. What do you feel is the popular notion of success for you? Until you compare these two things and become consciously aware of what you believe to be success for you, you risk being motivated by what other people expect of you.

Moreover, you may be afraid that if you pursue the success you want, and particular relationships, because they matter to you, you may not be as popular as you would like, or receive the recognition you wish for. Unfortunately, many people settle for popularity, acceptance and wealth over what truly matters to them. I encourage you to do the opposite, and pursue what is true for you.

Similarly, I encourage you to value your true friends: those who always want what is best for you, and who cheer you on your way as you pursue success that is right and true for you. Sometimes these will be new people, who come into your life as you achieve the success you want; others may be old friends, who have always supported and believed in you.

Remember, it is also important not to become so caught up in your own pursuit of a truly successful life that you let good, solid and true friendships slip by over the years. Make sure to give the true friend the time and effort their friendship deserves, and encourage them in pursuit of their own true success. The same goes for family members.

Until next month, take good care of yourself, all the best for now and if you want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you please check out my books – available from Amazon.

 

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