"Something that you feel will find its own form" Cherouak
|Jack Cherouak (1922-1969) American novelist and poet|
I haven't read Creative Confidence by David and Tom Kelley. (David founded Stanford's d.school and IDEO.) And I don't know if I will, but I applaud their initiative of writing about creative confidence in this particular moment when it becomes an urgent global necessity to rethink and redesign Business-as-Usual.
With great modesty I will share my own insights on the subject, with the purpose to contribute to push reality and the status quo from this tribune - my blog- read by more than 18,000 persons over the last year. Not bad for a total outsider.
First Creativity Takes Over You, Then You Conquest Your Creative Confidence
You are Creative Confidence when you know that something you feel, think or ideate will find its own form with your help. It's your superpower ;)
In my opinion, the journey to conquer your Creative Confidence is a transformative learning process that begins when you feel that creativity has taken over you, all aspects of your life. It sounds easy but it's not, because the nº 1 rule to be creative confident is coherence: You have to lead yourself into the unknown with confidence, make decisions about many aspects of your life that have to be readjust, take new paths and so.
The conquest of your Creative Confidence takes time, courage, passion and determination: A conquest that starts with you, and includes a surrender to who you are.
Actions involved in the process of conquering your Creative Confidence: Listening, Learning, failing, enjoying, hustling, doing, recovering, understanding, waiting, integrating, designing, analyzing, creating, enduring, envisioning, co-creating, communicating, pushing and resting.
Observe yourself and learn:
- You gain Creative confidence when you observe that your main role in most situations is to disrupt something and learned by results that the disruption was the best thing to do at that moment, in that particular situation.
- You gain creative confidence when you share a vision that seems crazy at that time in that context, and times proves you were right.
- You gain creative confidence when something is telling you to hold on and to be patient, it's not the right time yet…and you were right.
- You gain creative confidence when you acknowledge the power of sharing. Share knowledge, personal insights. Share new ideas you had with others no matter as crazy or wild they may sound: They will come back to you improved somehow. Sharing ends up to be a learning opportunity.
You are creative confidence when you know you that there is always a way to get through and, if it doesn't exist, you will create it.
Charle Eames on Design:
No — because to be realistic one must always admit the influence of those who have gone before.