When you deploy your creative mindset, anything around you can become a thing to behold. Lisa del Giocondo becoming Mona Lisa is an extreme example. While climbing up to Tiger’s Nest, I noticed an ordinary bush with small leaves .. that looked extraordinary against the warm sun & blue sky.
Does the output need to be in the form of something like art or photography? Absolutely not.
Thinking of the day ahead of me, I can think of applying creativity to the way I interact with people I have been working with for years. I can do with a dash of creativity to handle an issue I am faced with. The consumers of the content that goes out of my organization will welcome creativity in otherwise boring corporate communications. Maybe I can even inspire someone to use their creative mindset more often. The “cat & dog fight” routine my kids regularly engage in .. I can do with some creativity in breaking those.
But like any inherent strength, creativity needs to be cultivated. Not everyone is of the “creative sorts”. For most of us, developing a creative mindset is a matter of consciously honing the trait. Consciously using it. Deploying it regularly. Getting comfortable with the fear that comes along with creating anything new. Making a habit of leveraging creativity to our advantage. And only then, it becomes a part of our personal & professional arsenal to be deployed whenever we need it.