11 Things Every Creative Soul Should Have

There are some things that every creative soul should have if you want to be a successful creative.

Ever feel overwhelmed? And almost like you won’t achieve your goals and dreams? Or that you’ll never become successful with your creations?

If so, read on. Here are 12 things that every creative soul must have to make a difference in the world with their creations.

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1. You Have To Have An Imagination.

This one is super important. If you don’t have an imagination how are you going to come up with new ideas?

Imagination activity:

  1. Take your notebook and pen.
  2. Make a practice out of writing down at least 3-5 new ideas every day.
  3. At the end of the week take a look at them.

By doing this practice you will grow your creative ideas in so many different ways.

Grow your idea generating by writing down 3-5 new creative ideas every day. #creativity…

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2. You Have To Be Driven.

If you want to reach your goals when it comes to your creative products it’s important to be driven. Especially, if you ever want to finish anything.

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… These are the keys…

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Good characteristics of a driven person are:

  • They surround themselves with encouraging positive people.
  • They find time to relax and rejuvenate.
  • They take full credit for their mistakes and never blame others.
  • They keep going.

[Tweet “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up – Nelson Mandela #creativesoul” ]

  • They push past their comfort zone and grow.
  • They stay authentic and are humble.

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3. Keep A Notebook Near At All Times.

Have you ever gotten a really good idea for something? And swore that you would remember it later? And then you didn’t write it down?

I’ve had moments like that. Where later I find myself thinking really hard (too hard) trying to remember what it was that I’d wanted to write down. I’ve lost so many awesome ideas just because I didn’t write it down.

Stay away from this problem by carrying a small notebook in your purse, bag, car, or storing one on your desk. Having one with you is better than not, especially when it comes to remembering your ideas.

(Oh… and make sure you keep a pen with your notebook… the notebook doesn’t help if you can’t write in it.)

Do you keep a pen and notebook near you at all times? #creativesoul #creativity

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4. Grow A Tough Skin.

Imagine that you are an X-men superhero that can grow thick armor like skin so that no arrow can penetrate you.

That’s what you have to do to be successful as a creative soul.

In order to be a successful creative you must grow a thick skin.

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People will try giving you constructive criticism and it will sometimes feel like there was no constructive attached to that criticism. Bite your tongue and continue to love yourself and your project.

Pro Creative Tip: Write down the constructive criticism that you receive. Then think about it and see if it’s something that actually pertains to your work. If so, you can work it into your project, but if it isn’t… you can just drop it and scratch it off of your notes.

And remember some people might just be jealous so they’ll try to tear you down. Ignore them and try to avoid being around them or sharing with them.

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5. Have Vision For Where You Want To Go.

It’s all fine if you do some things aimlessly and for fun, but in the end, you’ll want to know where you are going.

Right?

If so, it’s important to have a plan for how you will reach your goals.

Ask yourself these questions to find out:

  1. What kind of things do you want to accomplish?
  2. What do you want to do with your life?
  3. What kind of message do you want to send out into the world?
  4. what kind of creative soul do you want to be?

Write the answers to those questions on a pretty piece of paper and cut it to a smaller size and put it in a place where you will be able to see it often.

Remind yourself of where you want to go.

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6. Keep Learning.

Keep learning and never stop. If you continue learning your mind will never grow old.

Here are some ways to continue learning things:

  1.  Read articles.
  2.  Keep digesting all forms of media (example: movies, books, and documentaries.)
  3.  Read blog posts.
  4.  Take online classes and webinars.
  5.  Try new creative activities.
  6.  Go to a bookstore and pick up 5 magazines you’d never buy and look through it to collect some ideas for anything. ( Think new marketing ideas, new design ideas, new content formats, and any other creative ideas.)
Never stop learning. #creative #creativesoul

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7. Share Your Tips And Knowledge.

Ever been to a creative’s Instagram or website to find them saying things that scream out “I don’t want to share my tips and knowledge with you because I’m afraid you are going to steal my ideas?

Yep, me too! I’ve seen people do that too.

Instead of being that person share your knowledge with people. People will keep coming back to you and they will share your content with others and show people how to do things.

Also don’t be so precious about your ideas that you aren’t getting them out there.

Real artists ship. – Steve Jobs #inspiration #creativesoul

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8. Do Something Fun For Yourself.

What do you enjoy doing for yourself? Is it a warm bubble bath or maybe an escape to a mountain hideaway for a couple of weeks. travel. don’t have deadlines. for a given period of time.

I love going on vacation. It’s such a great way to get a grasp on you. On what you love. Who you love. The creations that want to come alive in you.travel. don’t have deadlines. for a given period of time.

When you travel, those breathings are all too real. It’s almost like whenever you get away from like as it is at a 9-5 job or your responsibilities it’s just easier to get those creative ideas.

You know what I mean?

It’s almost like the creative air is thicker.

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You don’t have deadlines. You have a period of time that is just for you.

Did you know you can also give yourself mini vacations amidst your busy life?

Try these ideas:

  • Say this, “I am giving myself full permission to go out and play today. To do something I love.” Now go and do it.
  • Take a break from work and go for a hike somewhere.
  • Prompt yourself with different exercises and activities to get your brain thinking in a different way.

It really helps to see the world through different glasses and sometimes all it takes is by doing something fun for yourself.

Give yourself time to #relax and #breathe.

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9. Set Small Goals And Actually Reach Them.

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by all the big projects I have. It almost feels like they are consuming me.

Ever feel that way?

I know it can also feel like you have too many small projects that soon it feels too heavy to lift.

But the important thing is that you have small goals that will make you feel like you are actually accomplishing your goals. Your big goals seem like they are never being reached because it takes more time to finish them.

Encourage yourself by setting a few smaller goals like:

  • Write a short story, a poem, or even just make a goal to journal for 3 weeks straight.
  • Challenge yourself to learn how to paint a bird.
  • Do a 10-minute sketch session for a month.
  • Set up your own 30-day challenge like walking 10,000 steps for 30 days straight, 30 days of writing 100-word stories, or 30 days of doing letter art.
Set small pet progect goals so you feel like you are achieving something. #creative

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10. Steal. But, Don’t Actually Steal Ideas.

Who are you inspired by?

It’s important when you steal that you don’t steal

Pick 5 people’s things that you look up to and ask yourself why you like them.

Then go and ask why you like certain things they’ve done.

Now, imagine if those 5 people collaborated and made something together…

What would it be? Make something.

Go out and make that something like only you can.

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11. Give Yourself Time To Do Nothing.

Are you giving yourself time to do absolutely nothing?

Here are a few different ways that you can do nothing:

  • Sit down in a quiet place where the sun can warm your skin.
  • Listen to the noises around you. What do you hear?
  • Do yoga or breathing exercises.

Everything Your Creative Soul Should Have

There you have it. A list of inspiring things your creative soul needs. There are other things that your creative soul needs to perform well and to feel rested.

Want to know more about other inspiring things that your creative soul needs?

If so, check out Creating A Fit Life, a book that talks about living a happy, healthy, and inspired life as a creative soul.

Want to be a happy and inspired creative soul? #creativelifestyle

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