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7 Creative Qualities to Develop for Success in 2023



Happy new month. Creativity is a gift that allows us to bring our ideas to life. As Creatives, we all share a passion for exploring new possibilities, pushing beyond our perceived limits, and creating something unique and meaningful. However, being creative is not always easy. It requires patience, perseverance, and a willingness to embrace failure and setbacks. April is the start of something new and as you enter this new quarter, use these seven critical qualities to spark creative success.


1. Curiosity


Curiosity is one of the most essential qualities for cultivating creativity. A curious mind is

always seeking out new experiences, exploring new ideas, and asking questions. It is this

curiosity that fuels the creative process, leading to innovative and exciting creations. As a

creative, it is important to embrace your curiosity, research, and develop new ideas while

embracing the unknown.


2. Patience


Patience is a virtue that every creative needs to cultivate. Without it, we might lose focus,

become frustrated, or give up on our ideas prematurely. Patience allows us to develop artistic

maturity, consistent work, and self-confidence. We need to learn to trust the creative process, to

let go of our expectations, and embrace the journey.


"Consistency is key" - John Maxwell

3. Consistency


As John Maxwell famously said, "consistency is key." It is indeed key to creative success.

Consistently putting in the effort and engaging in the creative process can lead to fantastic ideas and eventual success. While the creative process is not always linear, consistency can help us

stay focused and committed to our goals.


4. Flexibility


Flexibility is another key quality for creative success. We must learn to adapt to new situations,

be open to feedback and new ideas, and let go of mental fixations that might hinder our creative

process. When we embrace flexibility, we can find new ways to create, innovate, and develop

our craft.


5. Delusionality


As a creative, it is essential to embrace the idea of delusionality, which means aiming higher than

we think we can achieve. This mindset allows us to push beyond our perceived limits and explore new possibilities. Even if we do not achieve our lofty goals, we still land among the stars and learn valuable lessons in the process.


6. Fearlessness

Being fearless is another quality that can help us succeed as creatives. By conquering our fears,

we can tap into our full potential and develop a superpower that makes us feel like anything is

possible. Fearlessness does not mean having no fear, but rather pushing through our fears to

achieve our goals.


7. Perseverance

Finally, perseverance is key to overcoming setbacks and obstacles on the road to creative success. When we encounter setbacks, we might be tempted to give up, but perseverance allows us to stay focused and keep moving forward until we achieve our desired level of success. As a creative, we must embrace the idea that failure is not the end of the road but rather a steppingstone on the path to success.


Cultivating these seven qualities is essential for creative success. While it is not always easy to

embrace these qualities, it is important to remember that the creative process is a journey, not a

race. By embracing our curiosity, patience, consistency, flexibility, delusionality, fearlessness,

and perseverance, we can navigate setbacks, overcome obstacles, and develop our craft to

achieve creative success.

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