10. Welcome the unexpected
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 write 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 do with originality–it has everything to do with being unexpected. You don’t have to be original to be creative. In fact, it sometimes helps to realize that no one is original. Even Mozart said that he never wrote an original melody in his life. His melodies were all combinations of old folks melodies.
If you’re willing to see yourself as creative, you can begin to cultivate it in everything you do. You can start coming up with all kinds of unexpected solutions to the challenges that life throws at you.