Motivate Yourself - Most people do not see themselves as being creative, but we all are. Most people say, “My sister’s creative, she paints,” or “My father’s creative, he sings and writes music.” We miss the point that we are all creative. One of the reasons we don’t see ourselves that way is that we normally associate being creative with being original. But in reality, creativity has nothing to dowith originality—it has everything to do with being unexpected.
You don’t have to be original to be creative. In fact, it sometimeshelps to realize that no one is original. Even Mozart said thathe never wrote an original melody in his life. His melodies wereall combinations of old folk melodies.
If you believe you were created in the image of your Creator,then you must, therefore, be creative. Ten, if you’re willing tosee yourself as creative, you can begin to cultivate it in everythingyou do. You can start coming up with all kinds of unexpectedsolutions to the challenges that life throws at you.
by Steve Chandler (www.stevechandler.com)