One of the biggest problems that I see people make when it comes to creating, is placing too much importance on going to college, having special skills, or having the time to get started with creating.
Sadly, in the 2020’s, many people spend more time playing games, staring at screens, or immersing themselves in other worlds rather than creating.
What most people don’t think about is that we all have the same amount of time in one day. 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes. The big question is what are we doing with that time?
It doesn’t matter if you are a musician, artist, writer, playwright, or any other type of person, who creates something on a regular basis, your creativity does produce value and it offers something to the world.
Creativity Produces Value
When most people stop creating, it’s because they think that their creativity doesn’t have anything to offer anyone. This is a Lie. The truth is that anytime somebody creates something, not only are they directly connecting themselves with God, the creator of the universe, they are also creating something that does offer value to other people.
When we create, our music, writing, artwork, whatever it is, does offer value because when people see the art, read it or engage with it, it ministers them in some way and provides them with something that they may have been lacking in their lives or it’s going to inspire them to create as well.
Don’t Get Trapped In Doing Nothing
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy gaming, watching movies, hanging out and doing fun things just as much as anyone else but, at the age of 45, I’ve realized that creativity is more important to me than ever before because of the simple fact that I know that I have less time in front of me than I have behind me.
This means that when it comes down to making a decision to either spend time playing a video game, watching a movie, or lounging, I would rather be creating artwork and do something that will potentially offer value to someone else or, provide me with the fulfilment that I’m looking for in my life.
How long has it been since you last created something? Has it been a day, week, month, year or several years? Regardless of how long it’s been, if it’s been a while since you’ve created something, now is the time to pick up at pencil, paintbrush, video camera or microphone and start creating again.
The last thing that you want to do is to wait to create, or to get trapped into doing nothing because, doing nothing also does require your energy, and the more time that you settle for doing nothing, you’re going to realize that those were times that you could have spent creating and doing something that was the filling to you on an emotional, physical, and even spiritual level.