You Are Creative.


8/28/20221 min read

selective focus photo of create signage
selective focus photo of create signage

“I’m just not creative!”

The words erupt from my lips as I hurl my mouse across the room.

Mere frustration transforms into desperation, then red hot anger. With my face slumped into my hands, I feel the hot tears bloom in my eyes.

My deadline is quickly approaching, and I have exactly 17 words carelessly typed into my document. Seventy-two hours and only 17 measly words.

The white space doesn’t look hopeful like most days; instead, it taunts me. Laughs at me for giving in to the notion that I’m not creative. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘭, it sneers, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.

But as I stand to abandon the project for the warm embrace of my beckoning bed, I feel a rumble arise from deep within me. Then I urgently being typing.

𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦…

The powerful declaration fills the space, replacing the looming despair with possibilities.With each statement, hot coals of inspiration warm my creative core until I feel the fire lapping at my throat.

It extends through my arm. My hands. My fingertips.

Then the creative words begin to flow onto the page.


What imaginative ideas could you awaken by shifting your inner dialogue from “I’m just not creative” to “I AM creative!”?

You have so much creative magic within you.