Becca Kuest, Content Writer…

You are creative. You are creative. You are creative. As a writer, this is something that I’ve struggled to believe about myself. But no matter how often I tell myself, I still fall into the trap of lies…You’re not a writer. You’re not creative. You’re not good enough. Often, we associate creativity with everyone else but us. When in reality, we are all hard-wired for creativity.

The entire brain, both on a conscious and unconscious level, functions to produce creativity. This also includes our emotions. Though opinions differ on which emotions heighten or hinder creativity, it is evident that how we feel impacts our creativity, especially how we feel about ourselves.

Allow these words to refresh your confidence:

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!”

Anne Frank

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent Van Gogh

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

E.E. Cummings

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

Thomas Alva Edison

Imagine a world without Anne’s story, E.E’s poems, Vincent’s paintings, and Thomas’ inventions. Their legacy inspired generations to keep on creating.

Will we be enslaved to our lack of confidence? Or will we lean into our potential? When we lean into our potential and create, we inspire others to do the same. It’s not too early or too late. Someone desperately needs you to be creative.

Now go. Lean in. Create. Inspire.

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