In one of his popular TED talks, Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that creativity is one of the primary qualities that distinguishes humans from animals.
This is an important point to consider. There are many animals who are extremely intelligent, but creativity is different. That’s why we don’t see any beavers building skyscrapers, chimpanzees baking banana bread, or foxes making recordings of themselves saying whatever it is they say.
If you are human, you are creative, whether or not you can paint pretty pictures or sing a show tune.
The choices we make every single day are creating the story of our lives.
Perhaps you feel like you haven’t had any say over your story, because of where you were born, who your parents were, where you grew up, or what school you went to.
Perhaps you would say that you didn’t create your story.
Maybe so, but you certainly can re-create it.
Just because your story is going in a certain direction doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
Steering your story in a different, more positive and exciting direction may be difficult, inconvenient, terrifying, lonely, overwhelming, or even all of the above.
But it most certainly is possible.
Worth it, too.