A New Day, A New Perspective

Never Give Up On What Matters!!

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

 Problems are not stop signs, they are detours. Obstacles are not put in our path to discourage us, they are there to challenge us and sometimes to teach us to seek help and make new friends.  

I have heard that all creativity comes from a giant pool of thought and that those that are so inclined are linked in to that pool, using its resources as they need them.  When I first heard that notion I thought it was weird and didn’t really give it much thought.  Then I wrote some stories and drew up some ideas for inventions only to later find them already done by someone else in a slightly different way, but basically the same.   So the thought that all creativity comes from the same place may not be so far-fetched as it first seemed, after all we are all human and though we come from different backgrounds and live in different environments, we are all capable of coming up with some of the same conclusions if we are of that like mind.

 I confess there have been times when my imagination has gotten me in trouble.  Often in grade school classes, my mind would wander and I would find myself doodling a masterpiece, writing a poem or short story, or writing my friend a seven or eight page note complete with illustrations.  I’ve been laughed at for my odd point of view on some things, and learned to stay quiet and listen to the different personalities present before offering comments as a result.  As I get older I don’t seem as affected by others snide remarks, or small-minded jabs at me as I once was.  I suppose we get more secure in our beliefs and reasoning as we get older, or maybe we grow a thicker skin and ability to repel the negative remarks.

 I tell my children creativity is the greatest gift we have and combined with an analytical mind with a good dose of common sense, there is no dream you can’t reach if you have the self-discipline, the determination and the belief that you can make it happen.

 Never never-never give up on something that matters to you.

 Cherry Coley ©

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9 Responses »

  1. Yes, this is so true. Sometimes, we feel like throwing in the towel, we don’t, and then things work out. Whenever that happens, I always think how bad it would have been if I stopped like I wanted to.

  2. This is so beautiful. I love the way you see things. Creativity is a truly incredible thing and can lead us to discover things we never could have imagined:) amazing post. xoxo

  3. I don’t think it really matters whether we know where creativity comes from. It can be from an idea pool, or some other place, so far from physical reality that it would be impossible to put it into words. The most important thing is that we CAN tap into this creative source, or the source can tap into us. That`s why a creative person needs to keep an open mind and allow the channeling of ideas to happen. I think we live in a marvelous time when more and more people are awakening to their creative powers, that`s why ideas spread so quickly and same ideas come to many people in a seemingly unrelated way.

    • I agree. I think the actual concept of the pool came from either Einstein or Leonardo Davinci, I can’t currently remember. I always thought it was interesting. The world is a better place because of creativity. There is no end to the vast amount of things to discover, uncover and experience every day.

  4. Reblogged this on spilledcookies and commented:

    Never give up.

  5. creativity is the greatest gift we have and combined with an analytical mind with a good dose of common sense

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