It is unknown to many but everyone is capable of creativity. One has only to unleash this hidden potential. The first step one must take is to develop a critical attitude that reveals itself through an inquiring and questioning mind. Because of this inquisitiveness, a creative mind is able to visualize the dreams and ideals of a life better than that which presently exists.
Of course, the road to success is full of failures and disappointments. There are those who plant seeds of doubt, passivity, and apathy. But creative minds do not hesitate. They speak their minds and will to their fellowmen with an attitude of openness and respect. Equally important is the strong desire and persistence together with the willingness to work exceptionally hard. It is a fact that many creative geniuses and their great works and inventions were largely the result of great perseverance.
A creative mind is also imaginative: it discovers things. It uses this knowledge to dream ideas that are not only novel o unusual, but are workable as well. It takes risk and invest in transforming thoughts into reality: It creates tools, equipment, and other products that provide mankind a better quality of life.
Still, to be truly creative, one needs to be focused on specific personal and national goals. Without these, there would be no reason for one to put oneís creative ability to work. In other words, we need the kind of motivation that would push us to do what we should. The following section discusses this point.
Self-Development. The self is like a piece of clay. Everyday it is exposed to different experiences that gives it shape. We are in some ways like pieces of clay: To become who we really are, we must discover and develop all our potentials to the fullest. Among this talents is our creativity. This ability is unique compared to our other talents. This is because creating thoughts, ideas, and objects puts into play all our other talents. Thus, when we use our creativity, we bring forth who we really are.
Let us keep in mind that those who stand to benefit from our abilities are our fellowmen. But to truly serve them, we must first develop our potentials. Let us remember that we cannot give something that we do not have.
Nation/Society. We are meant to live not only for ourselves, but also for others. It is therefore our responsibility to share our time, effort, and talents with others. One way of sharing is by utilizing our creative ability for the good of our nation.
Whenever we come up with novel ideas and make use of their end products, the rest of the society benefits. Individuals who demonstrate creativity can produce novel and effective solutions to the challenges that we faced. For sure, it is a creative citizen that moves mankind toward progress.
We should, likewise acknowledge each personís capacity to create. As such, we should also encourage them to develop and harness their own creativity. The more creative minds are at work, the better is the result for us all.
God. We are created in Godís image, and because of our divine origin, we posses a part of His awe-inspiring creative powers. It is only therefore right to show our gratitude to Him by making full use of our creative ability. Let us not waste this tremendous gift.