The Creative Flow: Continued Learning and Time for Growth.

So recently we’ve been kinda low-key. Trying to figure some things out. Ok maybe not so low key. Just basically having important discussions about growth and our plans for the future. Many conversations have been had on this articles topic. You know how random conversations sometimes occur. Nothing crazy deep but just expounding on what it means to grow. So the theory is that in order to improve you can’t remain stagnant. Kinda obvious right? In one way or another challenge usually leads to improvement, or at the least some sort of insight. Now what that challenge may be? Well that’s really up to the individual more or less. In the choices we make and the environment we place ourselves. Ok, ok. Tangent done…

Still as creators\creatives we can challenge ourselves by choice in order to further broaden our respective skill sets. To quote Ginni Rometty, “Growth and comfort do not coexist.” In music we tire of bands that stay the same their whole career, and on TV we tire of onesided actors. My favorite actors tend to be the ones that play characters that seem outside their role spectrum. If that even made sense. Still all in all being stagnant or comfortable does not seem to be the formula for longevity.

Its a theme that has been on alot of the podcasts I’ve been listening to. I mean rightfully so. Especially since growth & productivity are common themes I research in my personal and professional worlds. The path to betterment encompasses it all. You cannot expect to improve without nurturing growth and development. Utilizing resources and learning new ideas can help us avoid stagnation. The only constant in life is change after all. Adapting to that change is a big part of our lives. So we ultimately decide how monotonous we want our lives to be. Stagnation is not conducive to growing as a creative or growing your brand.

No one knows it all. No one has all the answers. That being said we can still learn from others. You can’t learn from others without being a student. A student of life or a student of business, but always a student. All of the education we receive on our path help us grow and become better. Better artist, creators, and people. All of whom have an impact on the world we live in. It’s up to us to decide the lessons we will pass on and the examples we will set.

All it takes is a little learning and a little action.

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