Don’t be dismayed by the nay-sayers strewn in your path. They are just obstacles on the road to your success. Climb over them, go under them, or go around them. They are training you to be creative and strong, and which are needed to maintain a career in the spotlight. So keep on going and prove them wrong!     Chellie Campbell

  You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.    Thoreau

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.  Thoreau

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Creativity

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

Charles Mingus 

Creativity may be the most defining characteristic of gifted adults because no matter what they are doing, the multi-talented gifted person is always utilizing their uniqueness, originality and creativity in everything they do. 

Creativity is the lifeblood of gifted, talented and creative people of all ages.

Yes, multi-talented gifted adults exhibit highly creative thinking and behaviors. Gifted and creative adults just can’t help it, they are original in the way they do things—no one can change that.

 Gifted adults are very creative in many areas, not just in the arts or entertainment .

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Gifted adults are intellectually, emotionally, sensually, imaginationally, and physically creative and creating all the time. Gifted adults also enjoy many distinctly creative and artistic pursuits, but are not limited to them

In the intellectual domain, creativity is referred to as divergent thinking. In business, creativity is looked upon as productivity, leadership, innovation or vision. In the arts, creativity is looked upon as talent, vision and skill.

In education, creativity is looked upon as variety and spirit. In psychology creativity is looked upon as variation, innovation, emergence and sometimes madness.

In sports, creativity is looked upon as talent and skill. In entertainment, creativity, when the population responds to it in a big way, means success, big money, and paparazzi. These are just a few examples.

Everyone and every field or business does not look upon creativity, creative ideas or creative people as positive forces—even when they benefit greatly from them.

I didn't belong as a kid, and that always bothered me.  If only I'd known that one day my differences would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier.         
                      
Bette Midler

Most of the time creative ideas and people are misjudged, mistreated, unappreciated and just plain misunderstood-- not to mention mislabeled and misdiagnosed as crazy, stupid, etc.

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
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Lynne Azpeitia 
 
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 Life is a wave in which no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.  John Tyndall

Life is a wave in which no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.  John Tyndall

To be truly creative, one must develop the skills to endure being a minority of one and to remain honest. This takes more courage than most people can summon.
— Paul Torrance

How to Be Creative
Hugh MacLeod
 
The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you … More

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Artistic Mind 
Jonah Lehrer
 
It might seem bizarre that science is using art to learn about the mind—looking for hard facts in the most ethereal of places. But great artists turn out to be the world's first neuroscientists. .....More

Genius May Be an Abnormality: Educating Students with Asperger's Syndrome, or High Functioning Autism
Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
 
I am becoming increasingly concerned that intellectually gifted children are being denied opportunities because they are being labeled either Asperger's or high functioning autism. Within the last year I have talked to several parents, and I was disturbed by what they said. One mother called me and was very upset that her six-year-old son had Asperger's. She then went on to tell me that his IQ was 150. I replied that before people knew about Asperger's Syndrome, their child would have received a very positive label of intellectually gifted......More 

Choreographing the Next Step Forward
An Interview with Twyla Tharp

 
When did you first have a vision of what you wanted to do? It depends on how you define vision. The way I enjoyed spending time most was dancing. That's from the time I was a very small child, when I puttered around the house … More

The Soul Food Cafe
The Soul Food Cafè is a portal for artists and writers alike. It is a safe haven where creativity flourishes. Soul Food Cafè aims to promote creative pursuits as a daily practice. The site is quite literally overflowing with healthy and tasty morsels for every artist. It’s full of tips, techniques, references and encouragement....More

Making Of 
Interviews, videos...Great content with very original directors, screenwriters, actors, and more.

Richard Avedon 
Photographs, quotes, and more.....

Think & Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill
 
The Thirteen Steps to Riches described in this book of fer the shortest dependable philosophy of individual achievement ever presented for the benefit of the man or woman who is searching for a definite goal in life. More....

 

 

 

 

Creativity Across the Life-Span
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
 
Creative individuals are those who are able to internalize this system, which includes the domain, the field, and the person. They start with personal talent, interests, curiosity, and drive. They learn and take seriously the rules, the problems, and the conflicts that exist in the symbolic domain in which they have chosen to work. At the same time, they learn the criteria, priorities, and the concerns of other people who comprise the field. They anticipate what others will say when t hey see or hear their own new ideas. In all of the fields we studied, individuals are very aware of what colleagues and other people in their field are doing, thinking, and what their concerns are. It is very rare to find the isolated creator … More

Meditation in Action: How to Tap into Your Creativity
Headspace
 
Is creativity a matter of nature or nurture to you? Does it spontaneously arise when you least expect it, or do you deliberately attempt to be creative? Are there times when you wish you could be more creative? And what does creativity mean to you anyway? Is it something that allows you to solve problems, is it something through which you express yourself physically or is it something that keeps you feeling connected and in touch with the world around you? More....