Creativity in Times of Crisis

creativity personal development Mar 12, 2020
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Crisis hijacks the healthier impulses we need to leverage when things go sideways.

"What am I to do when [INSERT CURRENT CRISIS HERE]?!"

Let's start by contextualizing the situation at hand. Yes, the current crisis is new and now, but novelty and proximity don't have to be exaggerated to amplify our anxiety.

Additionally, and this may not be the best time to state the obvious, death will happen for all of us. The time and manner of our death matter less than spending the time we've been granted to live it well.

Here are additional thoughts on weathering the crisis of this moment.

What helps us purposely work through any crisis are basic human instincts like consideration, compassion, and care. These can be replaced by contempt, cruelty, and carelessness during times of trouble.

Creativity is the antidote to caving into an unhealthy response to a crisis.

Creativity is collaborative. It builds trust, encourages optimism, and fosters a sense of common purpose.

Our best moments happen while facing common challenges and endeavoring together to resolve them.

Whatever crisis we're experiencing, it's not a time to panic, hide, or blame. These are moments to shine by connecting, collaborating, and working toward changing things for the better.

Who do you know that is wrestling with a crisis? Consider reaching out to not only comfort them but to invite them to collaborate on a creative way to navigate through a critical moment?

Let's endeavor better together. It's time to be creative on purpose.

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at C reative on Purpose

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