As we all know it takes creativity to make it in any sort of way in this world. It takes true ingenuity, originality, imagination—creativity however you put it—to become successful in any endeavor, not just materially. If you are trying to be successful in the bedroom or in an intimate relationship it takes creativity to keep the fire going. It is in our very nature to explore new things, as a sense of adventure, or raw creativity, is ingrained in our DNA.
Even if your journey is a spiritual one, it takes creativity to find yourself or God, whatever philosophy you subscribe to. You literally have to carve your own path whether you’re seeking enlightenment or material success, there is no one else who can walk it for you and not a single person who can do it better in your shoes.
Today’s media would have us believe that we inevitably live in a dog-eat-dog world, that nice guys finish last, and that evolution is all about survival of the fittest, meaning that they would attempt to convince that those who are ruthless and capable of insidious domination are exclusively the ones capable of succeeding. This could not be further from the truth. It is so much more difficult to succeed when you operate in this fashion. People work against you, not with you.
Studies have now shown that in order to succeed either on a personal level or a global one we must transition from competition to cooperation. They have discovered through empirical evidence that the ideal amount of competition for success is zero. That’s right, nada, zilch, no competition whatsoever.
What does this mean? That we should do away with competitive sports and the like? Not at all, but that in the business world, the workforce, the home life, and so on, for the highest amount of success in terms of productivity, harmonious relationships, overall quality of life and environment, when we shift from competition with one another to cooperation every single measurable aspect improves without question.
What does cooperation have to do with creativity, and why is it important? Well, many of us believe that you create your reality by your thoughts, emotions, and actions, and while this is true, a better way could be to say that we are co-creating our reality together, and when you are not only creative on a personal level but in harmony with those around you, truly great things begin to happen. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it also takes a village, or an entire business, organization, activist movement, what have you, to create a video game, feed the hungry, or bring peace to a nation.
Think about it. Have a great day everyone!