“Creativity doesn’t flame out – it simply needs a different type of fuel!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Sometimes a creative soul can temporarily lose their creativity. That can be a bit of a problem if you haven’t experienced that particular type of problem, and you aren’t sure of a particular path to recovery!
The thing is, you might only *think* that your creativity has flamed out. But it probably hasn’t – once a creative mind, always a creative mind! And so while you might worry about your ability to do what you have always done, you probably need to, for a bit of time, do something different altogether.
I’ve learned that the secret to reinvention is to choose a different vehicle to get to the destination when some sort of barrier gets in the way. Or if the fuel mix is causing a problem – change the mix!
Through my career, I’ve had multiple ups and downs, and at various points along the way, I’ve panicked over my ability to do what I’ve always managed to do – think about what comes next, identify the next big trend, write the next book, take on the next new speaking topic.
But what I’ve learned is that worry is a lousy lubricant, and sometimes it make no sense to try to fix things with an engine tuneup. Heck, I’ll just jump in a different vehicle!
That’s why I’m doing so much video as of late – it’s become my creative fuel while I continue to struggle to work on my latest book.
The book is actually based on the daily quotes that I’ve been doing here for close to 2 1/2 years. It’s coming together, it’s exciting, and it’s going to be awesome!
But it’s a bit of a slog, really. It’s such a big, overwhelming project that I need some small hits of adrenaline to keep my creative mind engaged. I’m getting that fast with my gimbal camera hits.