Do you feel like you’re never going to get any creative stuff going?
Well, never lose hope – because hope is a prerequisite to be creative.
Without hope, taking such a task as innovating becomes difficult, if not, impossible. Hope is a powerful element in innovation at work because creativity requires challenging the status quo and the willingness to try and possibly fail.
And if you don’t have at least some sense of hope about the outcome, why put out all that effort to try to create an idea and get others on board with it, right?
These types of hope are based on different levels of information and a sense of what is your direction and what are the odds. Once you weigh those odds and your control of the situation, it’s going to have an effect on your creative output.
The bottom line is…
Don’t just hope for creative output or that you’d become innovative in any particular moment. You have to instill a sense of hope and really take stock of where you are in the situation. Get those engines going before you dive into the creative output.
To hear more on hope is a prerequisite to be creative, listen to the full podcast episode here: Episode 020: Where There’s Hope, There’s Creativity.