Creative Expression

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Expression is an inbuilt art and science that impacts our lives every day. Whether we like it or not, what we express is a result of what we think and this is pivotal to determining how we live. One of the aspects people enjoy most about their life or career is the ability to be expressive in dealing with things around them.

Your expression can be anything, it is either revealed through your passion, talent, way of doing things or interests. This fluidity called expression helps an individual to then be able to navigate his/her thoughts until he/she arrives at the point of creativity. This is why I call it an art and a science.

Expression is borne out of creative thinking. That is why most of the time, men become what they think because their expression is fueled by a drive to be better, a drive to begin a movement, a drive to start a business, a drive to learn a skill, a drive to win. This drive is hard work and perseverance and this is how innovations come forth. Sometimes, it’s as a result of an intentional determination towards a cause. Sometimes, it’s just accidental BUT birthed through hard work towards another goal entirely. You’ve most probably heard of that saying “Life happens when you are busy making other plans”, yes, life happens but NOT without MAKING. That itself is an expression of some sort.

You can be who you should be without an expressive mindset. You can’t change anything without expression and in the same vein, you can’t innovate without an expression. Kira Campo once wrote, “This link between expression and innovation is readily observed in those who devote considerable time to their creative practice.  For example, in order to begin a new painting, an artist draws heavily upon well-developed skills of observation and reflection.  An artist must also have an overarching plan for how to proceed before a single mark is made, and yet most artists relish the moments of spontaneity that arise as they work.  Is this a gross oversimplification? Yep.  But it helps to illustrate how these steps map to innovation and problem-solving.”

There’s the need for us to begin to understand that we do really need to develop thinking skills, that’s the amplifier of expressions and in the long run, innovations. Great inventors and business gurus used the power of their minds to push forward the much-needed technology in this century. Bridging is critical to the transfer of thinking skills. However, the arts & science of things is a great starting point.

Two great innovators of their time respectfully had their postulations about expression and creativity. First was Albert Einstein who wrote, “Logic will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere”. Steve Jobs in one of his interviews said, “Creativity is the ability to connect with things from the mind”. No doubt, expression, creativity, and innovation are interwoven truths that make for impacts.

Below are the few things you can do to augment or make better your expression level;

  • Prune your mind. The development of thinking skills starts first with thinking right.
  • Read books, watch documentaries, play psychological games e.g.; chess, scrabble…
  • Get a mentor. You can’t understand certain things unless you get them firsthand.

I hope this has been helpful to your intellectual cravings.

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