Building Your Creative Confidence
And while we’re on the subject of creativity….
David Kelley begins his TEDTalk on developing confidence in your own creative ability with a story most of us can relate to: of having our creative efforts criticized. That simple, ubiquitous experience has created for many of us the sense that we are not creative. Indeed, similar experiences have all but welded to our imaginations the notion that in this life there are two kinds of people: the “creatives” and the rest of us.
But Kelley, considered one of America’s leading design innovators, believes not only that each of us is inherently creative but also that, with practice, we can nurture our creative ability by building our creative confidence.
He describes a process if ste-by-step confidence building that can be used in a variety of settings. It can also, I think, be adapted to other outcomes as well, including helping staid, quiet, mainline Christians develop confidence in their ability to share their faith. Watch the Talk as you have a chance, and let me know what creative uses you’d like to put Kelley’s suggestions to.
If you’ve enjoyed this video and haven’t yet seen Ken Robinson’s Talk on creativity, click here.
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