By Bishop Anthony Abiodun Mayungbo
As I look at many young Nigerians with rising population and lesser resources to cope with the population, I feel sad and depressed. The problem seems to have no solution but young people need to be encouraged to do something instead of waiting for government to create jobs by been creative. The government may not necessarily create jobs but they most make a climate where creativity can be developed and create room for individuals to fulfill their God given potentials.
Ability to be creative and explore your creativity can create a job for you, understanding your creativity ability is the first thing then explore it for good. Most of us either young or old need to be informed about what it means to be creative, every human being have been created with the knowledge to be creative, other things can enhance it such as information, development and discipline.
Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting).
Scholarly interest in creativity is found in a number of disciplines, primarily psychology, business studies, and cognitive science, but also education, technology, engineering, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), theology, sociology, linguistics, and economics, covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence, personality type, mental and neural processes, mental health, or artificial intelligence; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training; the fostering of creativity for national economic benefit, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
Creativity is your God’s given gift that shows your genuine and imagination about things around. Creativity plays a role in innovation process.
1. LACK OF TIME: creativity requires some efforts to bring them to reality, creative ideas need lot of time to nurture in oder to grow and you will realize that time is very necessary for that.
CRITICISM BY OTHERS: many people around will try to discourage you but do not take the negative words you hear from them as a tool, all you need to do is focus on that creative vision you ve had, work on it even it fails the first time, don’t you ever give up.
LACK OF QUIET TIME TO THINK: in other to be creative, you need time to be alone in a quiet environment where you can think deeply without distractions, you need to nurture your thought as you remunerate on it.
LIABILITY OF NEGATIVE THINKING AND PESSIMISM: these two things can be a major hindrance to creativity, negative thinking means looking at the wrong side of things which discourages you from the idea. This should be avoided.
To be continued…….