Do you see yourself as creative or talented? Or both creative and talented? Have you ever thought about whether or not there is a difference between being creative and talented? Is Michael Jordan creative or talented? or creative and talented? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Okay, okay, okay, enough questions. The answer is yes. Yes, there is a difference between being creative and talented. But the truth is that everyone has the ability to be both.
Talent is defined as the potential or actual ability to perform a skill better than most people; whereas being creative is defined as making or bringing something new into existence.
All people have the ability to be talented and creative, but most believe they are not. We have all become so conditioned to look only at creativity and talent in connection with the arts that we are discarding a large sample of highly creative and talented people. Every human being on the face of the earth, no less! Think about it, isn’t there a skill that you do better than most people? And come on, I just know that you have created at least one or two ideas throughout your life.
The purpose of this article is to get you to stop thinking about something so small. Small thinking is a terrible way to live. Please stop. I would like you to expand your notion of who can be creative and talented. Believe me, you are talented and creative.
Of course, there are people who take their talent and creativity to a level that significantly sets them apart. Just look at Michael Jordan, who is talented and creative. But even Michael Jordan was eliminated from his high school team! Do you get where I’m going here?
The point is, Michael Jordan wasn’t always as talented or creative as we knew him, but he did possess a desire to develop himself with the greatest skill he could imagine. Ah, wish and imagination, two of the most delicious words in the English language. Part of the magic that underlies creativity and talent is desire and imagination. It is this duo of couples that will send you down the road of no return in your quest to nurture your creative and talent pool.
Remember that ability is within all of us. You too can reach high levels of greatness and achievement by honestly developing your talents and creativity. From there, as they say, the sky is the limit; And if you don’t believe me, look at Michael Jordan!