Being creative isn’t easy for everyone.
If you haven’t been training yourself to be creative for most of your life, chances are that thinking up new ideas is more of a chore than fun for you. And rightfully so.
Without the right techniques, and without the proper training, you may even be convinced that you just aren’t creative.
But if you think you aren’t very creative, you’re wrong.
Let me prove it to you by telling you the number one trick to being creative. Creative geniuses like Einstein, Aristotle, and Edison all knew this trick and lived with it everyday of their lives; it can be attributed to literally all of their successes.
Yet most people don’t know that if they want to show their creativity, all they have to do is learn this trick.
So what is it? What makes someone truly creative? What did all of the great creative geniuses in the world do differently than everyone else? What do you have to do in order to be creative right now?
You have to realize that your ideas will not be perfect.
The single reason most people don’t feel creative - or avoid doing creative things - is that they are afraid of failure. And the big creative trick is understanding that no idea is ever perfect, you need to fail in order to succeed.
Einstein had hundreds (if not thousands) of theories that failed before he came up with the theory of relativity. Thomas Edison developed literally thousands of possibilities for creating a sustainable light bulb before finally creating a successful one.
All of the great creative thinkers have understood that a lot of their ideas would fail. They never were turned away by the thought of failure. Not once did the fact that most of their ideas would simply not work scare them.
If you want to be creative, you have to stop trying to find the perfect idea.
Take risks, fail - a lot, then do it again. And again. And again. If you really want to be creative, you can’t be afraid of your ideas failing.