“You are only given a spark of madness…”
This spark of madness is your creativity–your ability to think outside the box, your ability to dream, imagine, and see what not everyone else is able see.
Creativity, your creativity, is a gift! While it can be seen as a spark, I decided a long time ago that it is possible to make the spark a flame–as often as possible. Yet, in order to do that you must be willing to fuel it! On this journey, you will be distracted, deterred and surely discouraged.
But, I bring you good news! There are ways to preserve the spark, protect the spark, and to fuel the spark.
Preserving the spark.
Understand that your creativity (and all the processes it entails!) all belong to you. They are yours to protect and to manage as you see fit. People whom don’t acknowledge your spark don’t get access to it.
Protect the spark.
Find out what things stir you, what things cause you to think about other things, and where you believe you are most creative! This includes times and days! Be mindful of what makes you happy and what drains you.
Fuel the spark.
Read. Take walks. Meet people. Date. Break-up. Go rock climbing! Get tea! What things increase your productivity, and what have you learned that increases your creativity? You have to know what things fill you up and keep you full!