Creativity is an art. It’s allowing yourself to think like a child when everyday we are told to be mature. It’s a dichotomy. Believe it or not, every job will have redundant work. Even creative work. That’s when most people are disappointed. Take any career for instance. From a fitness career point of view, most folks are filling out paperwork, training clients, keeping the weights back on the rack, locking the facility, etc. within a certain realm and it’s redundant work. A photographer spends most of his/her time learning newer techniques, keeping the camera clean, fixing the tripod, etc. A Telecom Engineer spends more time planning activities, running similar tests on various networks/devices, Where is the scope for creativity you ask?
There is. Every work has the opportunity to get creative. I know of a paanwala in Malad, Mumbai, who got creative with making paan. He makes pineapple paan, mango paan, and various other creative recipes no one could think of. Making paan for most paanwalas is redundant work, but this guy took that opportunity to make it creative within his realm. I think this example is good enough.
We are not creative 100% of the time and we don’t have to be in a certain line of profession to be creative. It’s an everyday process and mostly we are creative in tiny bursts, not all of the time. What I think is important to not miss that slight opportunity we get as a Photographer, Artist, Dancer, Writer, Telecom Engineer, Paanwala, Film Maker or any line of work. Before looking for a line of work to explore your creativity, I think it works the other way around. If you are truly creative, you can apply it while making paan as well.
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