Creativity: Support or Expansion?
I have read on online Entrepreneur a post entitled: “Find People Who Actually Support Your Creativity and other must-read business tips” by Brian Patrick Eha, proposing us that we have to be surrounded by people who encourage us to keep up our efforts which are based on our unique creative ideas. The key of this article was the word “encouragement”.
For me this is not enough! What if somebody tells me: “Go on! You can! You deserve all the best! Your idea is the best!” For me this in not a motivation so as to go on because I believe that motivation operates from inside out and not from outside to inside. We don’t need carrots. Our intrinsic motivation is the one that operates creatively!
What I think can link ones creativity with others’ is “Expansion”. So I would change the title of this article as follows: “Find people, who actually broaden your ideas, broaden your creativity”… and not people who support your creativity in the means of encouragement.
Enlargement is a magical word which can boost our creativity because it “speaks” to the heart. Only with people who believe in your ideas, who are passionate with them, you can go a step further with your creativity. Because these people have the same culture with you, the same “Why” and are willing to work, to cooperate with you and to build something new, something innovative.
Creativity is expressed through ideas’ materialization. And people who are passionate with your idea will add something to it, will put one or more strokes, will add features that will make it more operational. They will “enlarge” by adding value. They will broaden its dynamic!
So, have next to you people who when they hear you talking about your dreams, your ideas, will not simply act as “fans” or “supporters” but they will work in favor of your enlargement. This is the indicator of what people eventually you should have next to you on the journey of your life!
Dimitra Zervaki, EMBA, PMP, TTT