In 1972, psychologist Rollo May said:
“Joy is the zest that you get out of using your talents, your
understanding, the totality of your being, for great aims…
That’s the kind of feeling that goes with creativity. That’s
why I say the courage to create.
Creation does not come out of simply what you’re born with.
That must be united with your courage, both of which cause
anxiety but also great joy.”
A lot has been said recently about creativity. Here are my two firm beliefs on the topic:
1) Creativity is about creating something, usually a new solution, not just about making or saying something weird.
2) Creating makes us healthier.
If you are depressed, create something. Find a barrier in your business or in your life, and find a new way around it.