Everyone is creative – me, you, my lazy sibling, or your shy neighbor. Creativity flourishes inside each one of us. Some believe themselves and dare to show it to the world; others just hide it behind self-doubt or “I don’t think I am better than others” thought. And we the humans honored the people from the daring category as “creative” and forgot the other.
Well, it’s quite obvious, after all, how can anyone appreciate one’s creative skill until they see that?
If you are the one who belongs to the second category and wants to join the first one, then you are in the right place.
Let’s stop beating around the bush, and get into the point.
What is the reason that pulls you back to show your creativity?
Lack of confidence. Right?
In this article, you will receive some best tips to boost up your creative self-confidence. So let’s begin-
1) Start Creating
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen.
I am sure this one quote clarifies this whole point. When you have low self-confidence in your creativity, you often procrastinate doing it. Whereas, working on your creative skill is the key to infuse a self-confidence creative persona.
The more you practice, the more your creativity gets polish, and the more it enhances, the more you start valuing your work.
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2) Quit Comparing
Suppose you capture a beautiful picture of the sunset and upload it on your Instagram. After a few minutes, you see that one of your friends also uploaded a photo of the sunset. You find it lovely and start comparing your picture with it. In the end, you delete your image with the heavy feeling of worthlessness. That’s how the level of your confidence collapses in seconds.
“The fastest way to kill something special is to compare it to something else.” – Craig Groeschel.
Keep believing in yourself, and stop comparing your piece of work with others.
3) Be Consistent
Consistency is the critical player in the game of confidence and to put consistency in your work follow the given pointers:
i) Practice one thing even small related to your creativity daily. For instance – if you are a painter, make a painting every day. Maybe it would not be perfect for you, but don’t give up
ii) Don’t stick to the same concept. Try new things more often
iii) Sometimes, lack of confidence gives you anxiety and fear, and you stop admiring your creative work. Don’t let those temporary monsters ruin your creativity. Be determined towards your work and never stop
iv) Track your progress on the last day of every month
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4) Believe in Yourself and Your Work
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – T. Harv Eker.
No matter how many times you make mistakes, learn from them, and keep moving forward. Instead of thinking about your failures and getting demotivated, it’s better to work on it.
When you learn how to tackle your failures with the use of a self-belief weapon, then nothing can stop you.
5) Get Paid
It may not sound great to you as we always heard that never run behind the money. Well, this is not about earning money but about earning confidence. How?
When others pay you for the same work you think is useless, then you realize its value.
6) Join Community
Surround yourself with the professional as well as learners of your community. Show them your work, share your ideas with them, take their feedback, and work on it.
Living in an environment that belongs to you is the best therapy for your creative self-esteem.
These practices are the best self-confidence boosters and must be applied by everyone in their daily life. Learn them, try them, and believe me they will work like a magic in your world.