Manifesto for Creativity

Updated: Jan 20


FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR HOW TO CREATE WITHOUT FRONTIERS







Creativity is the ability to make the invisible visible by making unique connections between past and present to light the way into the future. Believing in yourself and your ideas, always moving forward, and never giving up!

Creative leaders are the outsiders looking in; rebels with a cause. They are people of action who are always future oriented. They are the doers, the people who start things, move the world forward, and inspire others to do it too. To be one, you must be comfortable taking a stand against oppressive forces, articulating your opinions and ideas, and creating without fear.


Follow your heart and do what you love by falling in love with your craft, pursue it with intensity, and be exceptional at it. Everything you need is already inside of you.


It is all about attitude, imagination, and execution!



The five principles for how to create without frontiers are:



1 KNOW THAT RIDICULE IS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF.

If your efforts are met with ridicule, all you have to do is find your inner conviction that you are doing the right thing, navigating toward invisible horizons by anticipating future trends inspired by culture and aesthetics to drive sustained discovery, invention, and innovation. It's a sure sign that what you do is bold and innovative if you're dancing to your own drumbeat. Pay no mind to ridicule.



2 NEVER BE "ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL."

Dream, make, and do. Be in the moment. Push forward for the greater good with true grit. Conformity never leads to progress. If you have something authentically different to offer, you'll excite and inspire others and ultimately thrive by lighting the way to the future.



3 LEAD WITHOUT FRONTIERS.

Fearlessly lead by example and win the crowd by navigating territory where no one else has ventured. Avoid the mainstream and work to develop a deeper relationship between yourself and your audience. Be authentic, live in the moment with conviction and confidence, and always stay true to yourself.



4 PROVOKE ACTIONS THAT CHANGE MINDS.

Reject conventions, constantly analyze, and question and challenge the status quo in your everyday life. Provide an alternative and bring it to life. People who achieve greatness do not fit a formula or follow a structure. They break the mold by following their own path.



5 KEEP TRUE TO THE DREAMS OF YOUR YOUTH AND CREATE OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES.

Pablo Picasso believed all children are artists, but they lose their creativity when they grow up. Grow into, not out of, creativity. Don't give up the dreams of your childhood and your approach to the world through a child's eyes. Learn, innovate, and never waste a second on anything that seems to restrict you.



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About the Author


Roy Sharples

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unknown Origins on a mission to unlock everyone's creative potential. An entrepreneur at the nexus of creativity and commerciality, Roy has eclectic experience in building beloved brands, bringing new products and services to market, and creating growth businesses at scale and start-ups from the ground up.


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