Creativity is a Process, Not an Event

Updated: Jun 3, 2019



Creativity is a process, not an event.

I was listening to interview with Sir Ken Robinson (who is the most watched TED Talk presenter) on NPR when I heard him say:

"Creativity is a process, not an event."

He was speaking about the prevailing myth in modern society that only some of us are creative; that it has been gifted to a select few and others will never be creative.

Like Sir Ken, I believe this to be completely inaccurate. We all start as creative children, but somewhere along the way we lose it. Our childhood creativity either goes un-nurtured, or in some cases, is beaten out of us by an overly structured education system. I believe that everyone has creativity in them, it just needs a spark. What many people don't understand is that it sometimes takes hundreds of hours to ignite that spark. It is a process and you have to keep trying. You have to keep trying until that spark catches fire. If you need a little creative inspiration today, please watch Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk below.