“Unleashing Your Creative Brilliance” According to Elizabeth Gilbert none of us are creative, we just have different relationships with “the Muse”. In this amazing Ted Talk, the author of a not so famous book you probably have never heard of (Eat, Pray, Love) tells her story about the genius that is creativity!
Have you ever heard of the “Muse”? In ancient Greece there were no such thing as a “geniuses” like we refer to today, just people that tapped into the right “Muse”. And when you no longer were creating things of genius calibre well it wasn’t really your fault, your Muse had moved on.
Show up and create. I show this Ted Talk to every class I teach because I think there’s this ridiculous expectation from a creative to be able to turn “it” on and off at will. Or the age old, “I’m just waiting for my inspiration!”. What Elizabeth says is that it’s not up to us to depend on inspiration, all we can do is show up and create.
It’s a relieving Ted Talk to watch because it gives you hope for having a career as a creative.