Creativity comes easily to some people. Whether they are writers, actors, singers, designers, artists or subscribe to a plethora of other skill sets, they are masters of their crafts and follow the same processes to achieve their successes. The following is a list of everyday things creative people do that lead to their success.

They daydream

Creative people spend a lot of time in their own heads. They let their minds wander and explore the impossible. They take great comfort from living in their other world, where all of their dreams and goals are realised. They fantasise about how they want to be, what they want to achieve. Their creativity stems and grows from their ability to daydream about the most inane things.

They remain open minded

They don’t believe in stereotypes or prejudices. They know that all people are created equal and everyone has the potential to be who they want to be. They accept criticism as constructive and don’t let other people’s opinions influence them or their dreams.

They visualize

Creative people can see their dreams and goals as if they are a memory, something they have already experienced. They can see in their minds eye what they want to achieve, and work hard to bring this fantasy to fruition.

They take chances

Creative people are not afraid of taking risks. They know that something positive will come out of even the worst case scenario. Every opportunity is a chance to learn, and to grow.

They don’t take no for an answer

They don’t give up. Every set back or pitfall is another opportunity to try again, to work harder and smarter. Limitations don’t exist for them. If someone doesn’t like their work, they keep looking for someone who will.

They invoke their inner child

They take time to play. They recognise the free spirit of their inner child and encourage that part of themselves to shine through. They play games and throw most conventional rules out the window to let them live inhibit-less lives, which greatly promotes their creative side.

They seize opportunities

Creative people are always on the lookout for new ways to hone their skills, or showcase what they can do. No matter how big or small, significant or seemingly irrelevant the opportunity is, they will embrace it as a way to further their knowledge and growth, and if it gives them a way to show off their talents, that is a bonus.

They take time for themselves

They have a lot of alone time. Though they can find inspiration and knowledge from the people that surround them, creative people need that time for themselves, where they can be completely undistracted to harness their creativity, and to let it flow.

They perceive

Creative people observe. They notice people, places, and the nature that surrounds them. They are constantly on the lookout for new inspiration and pay close attention to the world that surrounds them. They know they can learn a lot from even the most seemingly insignificant things.

They adopt flexibility

They know the old adage ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ and understand that their creativity comes and goes. While they are always practicing their craft and looking for new opportunities to showcase their skills, they know that even though their creative life is their lifestyle choice, it is not a 9 til 5 job. They cannot switch it on and off. So they adapt. They remain flexible. When the mood strikes to create, they seize the opportunity.