What does it mean to be creative on purpose?

creative on purpose basics Dec 30, 2020

Creativity is the act of making change happen. It’s an inherent human instinct used to solve interesting, difficult, and even wicked problems.

Engaging your creative impulse is how you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Purpose is a posture, a way of being. To apply yourself to any task with purpose, for a purpose, and on purpose is to develop excellence while enhancing others’ lives.

Purpose isn’t inherent in any particular work. It comes from doing the work right in front of you with integrity and intention.

To be creative on purpose is to look at the status quo and say, “This can be better,” and “I can do better,” and then do what needs to be done.

Sure, sometimes beneficial change happens through luck or by accident. But when you lean into your endeavors creative on purpose, you can influence change for the better.

Your life, your work, and your life’s work are all works in progress. Not the work you have to do, work that you get to do.

You get better at these enterprises by engaging with them fully, mindfully, and deliberately. Being creative on purpose allows you to break the status quo and step into possibility with the difference only you can make.

To be creative on purpose is to be a difference-maker. 

What difference are you ready to make? Are you ready to be creative on purpose?

Scott Perry, Difference-Maker Coach at Creative on Purpose.

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