It can be hard to be a little creative. Once the creativity flows we tend to let it fly - full tilt, unhindered, unmasked, extreme.
That can cause problems. Still we must remain creative.
To achieve our goals, to solve our problems, we must remain creative.
Extreme creativity is often misunderstood.
"Why did you paint it THAT color?"
"What on earth were you thinking?"
"Did you know that would happen?"
We can create something so new that people do not understand it. We can also create something that is distinctive yet flawed. I have at times created something that I loved so much that I failed to see its flaws. That's one reason I advocate collaborating in our creativity. Get help. Build a team. Work together. Our strengths left unchecked turn into weaknesses. Working creatively with other people frees us up while holding us up as well. We might need help seeing boundaries that are there for a reason.
Collaborating allows us to put the pedal to the metal and flow with it unchecked. And with the help of others, it's up to us to continue to be clear, courageous, AND compassionate as we create. The beauty is in the balance.
What's the most extreme creative thing you've ever done?
-- Doug Smith