‘Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.’ Oprah Winfrey
Safe creativity is possibly the worst type of innovation there is. You know that song that just pervades the elevator, you know that painting that is passed by because it just fades into its environment, that event that was ummm nice?
To be a true influencer of culture, to create something that has never been created before, one must take risks.
Playing it safe, knowing what your creative outcome will be is no fun at all and in the end you end up reproducing someone else’s vibe.
Copying another’s work, rather than taking the due diligence, to create your own is as fake as some of your instagram accounts.
I have copied a quote and photo here and there, off pinterest in the interest of a quick fix, however the most rewarding creative times I ever have are when I am creating something completely new.
If you are not failing, it’s probably likely that you are playing it way to safe.
If you are not taking any risks then it is very likely your work may be a little too beige.
Risky creativity is challenging and thought provoking.
It stops you in your tracks.
It is vulnerable.
It is authentic.
It is anything but safe.
‘I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.’ Marissa Mayer
Breakthrough creativity is that which is full of risk.
Take some today.