In 1968, George Land conducted a research survey to test the creativity of 1,600 children. His results were astounding: Children age 5 score in the 98th percentile, age 10, 30th percentile, age 15, 12th percentile. That same test given to 280,000 Adults: only 2 percent scored as creative. "What we concluded," wrote Land," is that non-creative behavior is learned."
I believe you are wired to be engaged and connected to the world. You can stifle it, you can deny it and shut it down for awhile, but you are meant for it. I define creative in the words of Sir Ken Robinson as, "Using your mind to create something new that has value." It takes many forms, but it elevates us into our truest, most whole selves.
If you find yourself like me, working in the creative life because you can't NOT do this thing, check out the resources I have found. Sign up on here on my connect page and I will send you my free e-book entitled "Creativity and the Individual Voice."
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