Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Creativity - Rejection

One aspect of creativity that needs to be recognized is rejection. Whenever you do something creative, you risk the possibility of rejection. In fact, you will more than likely face rejection. I read an article today that makes the point that creativity is more likely to be rejected then accepted or supported. I have found that to be true in my own creative endeavors. If you are going to be creative (which is highly recommended) you are going to have to get use to rejection and learn to deal with it. What has helped me is to just keep in mind that most people will reject whatever you create. It's basically the default setting. Rejection does not mean failure or worse, your creation sucks. But, keep working anyway because at some point, someone will recognize your creativity and then the rest will be forced to accept it. It's how all the major breakthroughs have occurred.

What do you think?

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/12/creativity_is_rejected_teachers_and_bosses_don_t_value_out_of_the_box_thinking.html