- John E Shoaff
I sincerely believe that God who created us in His image and after His likeness has put His spirit in us and has given us the ability to create. Just like any gift we need to open it, become hilarious in the possibilities that surround us in our ability to use and enjoy it. Perhaps in the zeal to explore the various dimensions we can choose to exercise this great choice and freedom within us all.
What does it mean to develop a creator mentality? Why do we need to develop it? And how can we develop it? Where and when can we use it?
Maybe describing the benefits of what creators do will spur us into the frenzy of desiring to become one. I read an article by Donald Miller is the founding Director of Storyline, an organization that helps people live better stories - you can see it through this link:
The three attributes of creative people
To summarise his thoughts he said that a creator makes things. He went on to list these 3 attributes of a creator to and advice given to him from a friend – Steve Taylor; to which I have added one more idea with modifications.
· A creator loves what loves what they do – passion/purpose
· A creator knows how to do what they do – competence/will to do
· A creator does what they do – action and result driven
· A creator evaluates what they do – continuous improvement
The key points from the article are as follows:
- The best way to get discovered is to work very hard, very long hours and get good. People discover what is good. Permit me to include that you can learn from those who have become experts in the field of your endeavour.
- A creator focuses, hoes some land for decades and keeps the soil fertile. He isn’t lazy he works every day, moving the plot forward.
- In addition a creator actually makes things happen. Creative talk and exploration is not the same as the act of creation. A creator can hold in their hands what they have made. Little blog entries won’t do and poems won’t do. A creator makes thing.
- From the fourth point that I’ve included, it’s clear that the creator doesn’t glory in past laurels but always evaluates the results to see how best to improve constantly and consistently. This is feedback.
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