“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.” – Julius Ceasar
The word creativity…
is often used in realms of art, design, or imagination.
Creativity, as defined by Dictionary.com — “the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.” — is, therefore, rightly associated with these areas.
Yet, the root word itself — create — goes deeper, meaning “to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design.” That’s something we can all do…not just the artistic.
Whereas “creativity” can be seen as molding what’s already there in new ways, to “create” implies making something from nothing, being the source of what’s new.
When it comes to life and career, we can all fall into making the best of what we’ve been handed, and even “turning lemons into lemonade” if we’re so inspired.
But to invent, originate, or birth — a new opportunity, a new initiative, a new business, a new relationship, a new idea — is also something in our wheelhouse of capabilities.
I have heard said that gaining knowledge is great, but to discover something for yourself is far deeper in its impact.
What can you discover and create from nothing in your world today?
“Don’t wait for the right opportunity: create it.” – George Bernard Shaw
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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