Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Why We Fail to Be Creative

We fail to be creative for the following five reasons:

We think we don’t have time.

We think we don’t have energy.

We don’t know where to start. 

We don’t stick with it.

We don’t believe that we are creative people.

But what if I told you that you could develop a plan that doesn’t require more time or energy? What if I told you how to develop a plan that you would actually be motivated to continue? A plan you can start developing today?

Furthermore, what if I told you that you are already very creative?

The truth of the matter is, what most often truly keeps us from exploring our creativity is fear. You see, I believe we are all creative. We're born creatives. Then, at some point, too many of us get told we aren't. We see others making amazing things, we assume we could never do the same, and so we retreat to somewhere more safe. We use excuses like, "I don't have time", or maybe, "I don't know where to start". What we really are saying is, "I'm afraid of failure".

Let me tell you something: we need you're ideas. We need your creativity. Your family needs it. Your company needs it. Your team needs it. We are all better when we are exercising our creativity, because we add more value. We add more value to our relationships, to our teams, to your business deals, and every other area of life.

So ditch the fear of failure. Own your creativity. Decide to add more value.

Where do you start? Anywhere. Just do something. If you want more guidance than that, pick up my new book, "Rhythm: How To Make Great Things Happen". It might help you in your journey.

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