Obtaining Creative Confidence
Creativity is lovely in as many forms as we can imagine. As a creator, many of us have faced the dark thought that we lack imagination, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Fortunately, that’s not the case! For starters, find out what causes this worry in the first place. As a creative person, you have to juggle many things in your head at once while they are busy shouting to be heard. You’re simultaneously too scared to try new things, and your brain is not powerful enough to complete the task. You are running from your creativity, but you need to slow down and listen. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is take a break from creating for a while; this allows time to catch up with your creative side and logical mind.
Steps to build creative confidence according to Jordan Sudberg:
1. Know your limitations
List the resources you have available to you and what tools you already possess. -Know your problems, and be able to work with them.
2. Set guidelines for yourself
I am not a professional game designer. I’ve got some handy skills, but that is a hobby for me, so I don’t need to be paid for it to stay motivated or creative.
Write down a list of how long you think projects will take and how much time you’ll be able to devote to it, and stick to it.
3. Communicate with friends
and stay in touch with your friends and family about what projects you’re working on for their feedback.
4. Maintain interests in other areas
Jordan Sudberg started creating games by following a hobby. During his time at the University of New Mexico studying business, he used what he learned to create games for fun.
Always be creating something; find something that can grow into being your thing. Having a fallback will help you stay motivated and confident.
5. Remember that you’re awesome
Keep your friends and family involved in what projects you’re working on .-Remember to relax a little and remind yourself how much work you’ve accomplished so far.
Try looking at the bigger picture: learn from what inspires others, and try not to compare yourself with others.
6. Be a step above the rest
Don’t be so concerned with copying others, but work towards your creations.
7. Be realistic
When things don’t go right, it is easy to feel like you’re the only one who has ever made a mistake or failed. Learn from your mistakes and resolve to do better next time.
8. Be persistent
It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, but that you find the strength within yourself to stand back up, ready to fight again. Don’t give up!
There’s no secret to it. You only need hard work and a good attitude about creative confidence. Don’t be afraid to fail; that’s a part of the process, and it will help you see what’s wrong with your idea. Experiment, be flexible and try something new. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it, and keep on doing what you’re doing, even if there is nothing new to show for it at first.
Putting the above together, remember that everyone has what they need to achieve their goals. Be creative if that creates confidence in other people. You grow.