Creativity is the application of one’s imagination to come up with something inventive in an original way. However, different people have different perspectives and views on what creative ways to adopt and which ones to leave behind. These views guide many people’s decisions to pursue creativity and the varied results such views yield. Elizabeth Gilbert gives her thoughts on different ways of developing creativity and how they are relevant in one’s development. The adoption and implementation of her ideas are necessary for building one’s creative capacity and breakthrough in music.
Curiosity in any specific field is an essential aspect of developing creative capacity and understanding. She argues that one has to remove every thought of fear on what they can do and seek to know how to do it (Schutte & Malouff, 2020). The seeking in itself is calming because it is an authentic nature that makes one discover and learn new ways of doing things. Seeking builds the interest that one has in a specific field because it leads them to find new works of art that cannot be ignored. Another view is that consistency is crucial when building an individual creative part. Being in constant motion gives assurance of getting value and allows transformation (Gilbert, 2016). Therefore, there is a need for remaining engaged in the pursuit of creativity until one achieves the desired results.
The above two perspectives are relevant in music creativity since, through curiosity, one gets deeper insights into various aspects of music. It enables them to know which parts of music suit them and the different techniques needed for the same purpose. The consistency aspect helps one to remain disciplined in building their music creativity until there are evident results. However, this may fail to be effective if a person does not like what they do, and therefore other different perspectives on creativity could work for them.
Gilbert, E. (2016). Choosing curiosity over fear. On Being with Krista Tippett.
Schutte, N. S., & Malouff, J. M. (2020). Connections between curiosity, flow and creativity. Personality and Individual Differences, 152, 109555. Web.