The High King Lives

Hear the Writer Roar! Tuesday: Fear that Kills Creativity (From Seekerville) May 22, 2012

Hello friends :). Today I’m sharing a post from the Seekerville blog. You can read the whole article at the link at the bottom of the page. I hope your inner writer is roaring loud and getting tons done :). This article really rang true with me. God bless & remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover
Fear That Kills Creativity
By Missy Tippens
“Missy, here. And I, like many writers, battle fear—fear that can sometimes hamper my creativity.
A few months ago, my sister, an elementary art teacher, sent me a link to a video by Sir Ken Robinson that I found interesting and inspiring. In it, he asks Are Schools Killing Creativity? He contends that creativity is as important in schools as literacy.
He tells the story of a little girl who hardly ever paid attention in class. But during a drawing lesson, she did. The teacher asked her what she was drawing, and she said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” The teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.” And the little girl said, “They will in a minute.”
Don’t you love that certainty? Robinson says that kids take a chance. That if they don’t know something, they’ll have a go at it. They’re not afraid of being wrong.
Let me say that again, kids are not afraid of being wrong.
That’s the creative spirit you and I had when we were kids, too.
Robinson says he doesn’t mean that being wrong is the same thing as being creative. But he means that if we’re not prepared to be wrong, we won’t ever come up with anything original.
Let me say that again too! If we’re not prepared to be wrong, we won’t ever come up with anything original.”

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