Is creativity really just in your head?

Creativity, in all of it’s glory, is only in your head.

Think about it.

Have you ever tried to be creative for somebody else, for any purpose other than your own desire to be creative? It’s almost impossible to be creative for anyone but yourself (let alone a paycheck or pat on the back).

The actual act of being creative takes place simply because someone wants to be creative.

No amount of money can cause someone to be creative (though it can be a great motivator). Anyone in a creative industry knows this. These people aren’t painting or designing or creating things for a customer or client or business or quick dollar, they are doing what they do because they want to solve a problem; because they want to feel creative. Creative professionals are creative because creativity is what motivates them every single day.

For everyone else creativity is almost alwaysjust another thing.

So what is creativity to you? Do you find yourself dying to do something creative at your job, or do you get by doing what your told? Are you someone who day dreams of ways to be creative or do you just go with the flow? Do you often think of ways to do things differently, to do things that nobody has done before, to question that status quo?

What is creativity to you? A paycheck, or a lifestyle?