How to be creative?

The title might be a little bit misleading. It should have said “How to stay creative?” instead.

Anyway, what does that mean to be creative for you? For me, a measure of creativity is when I hear someone else’s idea and become jealous (in a kind way) that it wasn't mine.

For the past year, I noticed that the level of creativity of your ideas lies in the intersection between you and the people you surround yourself with.

And, not to be mean, those people shouldn’t even know about this. Those people can be authors of books you’re reading, or people you’re following, or communities you’re involved in.

“People you follow on Twitter define the way you think.” I believe I heard this from James Clear (if not, © to whoever said those words).

It became a cliche, but I will say it again because this is the way it works: you can practice creativity. And the more you practice the more advanced you become.

“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes