What to do with hypercreativeness
Being born with a hyper creative mind, I’ve often ended up losing myself and my goals when rushing from idea to idea, from project to project, never reaching that great success I had in mind. It’s way too easy to move on and forward without doing the more (according to me) boring follow through administration. Working like that has taken me to amazingly inspiring people and places, but also sometimes makes me feel like I walk around in circles rather than moving forward.
A hyper creative mind is sometimes compared to having ADHD, but the difference is that a hyper creative person can be super focused although often on too many things at the same time. Ideas constantly flow and the brain seem to never relax. Day or night doesn’t matter, new exciting ideas will pop up in a constant speed anyway. The problem though is that if you don’t know how to take care of this wonderful gift you might end up not doing anything at all which in the end will make you feel worthless.
To take care of a brain like that you will need to know how to sift through your best ideas, learn how to focus better and how to make them successful. Easier said than done, I know! The trick here is to give yourself a few minutes, hours or days depending on your personality, and answer these three questions every time you have a new idea and it feels like your best vision yet.
1. Will this idea allow me to keep being creative?
Is your idea open for continuous creative work or will you be limiting yourself and your idea with frameworks or other parameters? To feel fulfilled you need to keep space for creativity to grow and not all ideas can do that for you.
2. Will I be able to follow through successfully?
Can I get help with aspects that I don’t want, like or care to do? Or is the idea going to pay off in such a great way that I can push my limits and myself for a specific and decided time. Many hypercreatives are great “starters and enders” but not so interested in getting through the middle part. Do you have friends, colleagues, contacts or other people in your network that could be a perfect fit for you idea?
3. What are my time frames?
Before you plunge into the project make sure you have done a clear vision of the time frames and deadlines. When should you have a written text about the idea? When should you know who should be on board with you to get you through the middle part? When is your deadline and what are your goals by then? This could be just one single A4, but to write these time frames down will give you a better visual overview and help you see if your idea is worth a follow up or not.
Whatever path you choose to follow, stay true to your own believes and never feel unsatisfied with not reaching your goals in the speed you wish for. No need to rush through life!