Sunday, December 6, 2009
"Talent v.s Creativity:Is there a difference?"
Talent & Creativity, Creativity & Talent! Soooo many of us possess them both and, YES, they are two beautiful BLESSINGS from GOD! AMEN! But while laying in bed, trying to sleep, I just couldn't stop going back and forth in my mind on whether or not there was a difference. Many questions surfaced: 1) If there was a difference, which one was greater and why? 2) Which 1 has the better chance in ensuring a successful future(remember success is deemed differently by each individual)? 3) Can 1 exist without the other? And so on and so forth. My brain was RATTLED, really! It was a beautiful debate, and here's what I came up with. First, let us explore TALENT!
TALENT: (Definition)natural aptitude or skill
As you see from the definition, TALENT is natural, innate, you cannot hide or deny it(well some find a way to do that anyway-LOL). But having TALENT does not necessarily guarantee you a successful future or even that you will ever exposed or given a chance. All TALENT means is that you were born with a gift and that you have a NATURALLY better chance than others(although we ALL are born with some form of talent).
TALENT in itself is a beautiful thing, sort of like a BEING of some sort. It has its own DIMENSIONS and without proper CULTIVATION it can, and WILL, lay DORMANT, and in some cases, NEVER being able to be REVIVED! YES people, not HARNESSING your INNATE ability can be DEADLY! It's just that serious!
Now, let us explore, what I like to call, THE DEEP REALMS OF CREATIVITY!
CREATIVITY: (Definition) the use of imagination or original
ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
WHEWWW! Now you already see that the definition itself is longer, so that should AUTOMATICALLY tell you something... For real though,it should! (LOL)
But yea, CREATIVITY, to my intelligent belief, is INNATE as well, but what's better than that is that you can DEVELOP it more and it can do for you what NOTHING else in this world can do! That's the GENIUS of this beautiful gift which GOD bestows upon and within US! Because YES, we ALL have a certain amount of CREATIVITY, some of us just allow it to REST longer. But you know the saying, "If you REST, you RUST!" And I happen to be a firm believer in that myself.
Check this out:
Creativity CRE-ATES Talent, whereas Talent does not necessarily
There were 2 friends who wanted to DESPERATELY become WORLDWIDE entertainers:
The first man was born with an IMMACULATE voice! He could sing to MILLIONS of people! His voice could be heard, clearly, and with no mic, throughout STADIUMS and ARENAS. But for 10yrs. he has been on the SAME level. Hasn't climbed the ladder, hasn't made any progress in any way. Why? Because he lacked CREATIVITY! He OWNED his GOD-GIVEN TALENT, but never HONED or DEVELOPED his CREATIVITY. So yea, he was TALENTED, very TALENTED indeed, he just wasn't very CREATIVE!
Now the difference from that man, the man who was born with an AMAZING voice (TALENT) and the second man, born with a DEVELOPMENTAL THIRST for, and of his CREATIVITY is quite simple. Because he wasn't born with the GOD-Given voice to to touch millions, the gift to dance or ra, he had make his place in the world differently. He had to be, CREATIVE! So yea, he couldn't sing like his friend, but what he did, even his friend had to admit, was more BEAUTIFUL than what his NATURALLY IMMACULATE voice had ever done. He wrote lyrics that could be sung as a song, but he couldn't sing, so he spoke them as POETRY or SPOKEN WORD, he couldn't DANCE with his feet, so he EXPRESSED himself with his HANDS and he chose to let the WORDS FLOW THROUGH his SOUL, GRACE his HEART and EXPLODE out his MOUTH, as opposed to spitting them through a RHYME!
YES, this man was the DIVINE example, the EPITOME of, CREATIVITY!
"When one is CREATIVE, he can supersede even the most INTELLIGENT,
KNOWLEDGEABLE and WISEST of men. Because quite frankly, they gain
their knowledge, intelligence and wisdom over TIME, through READING
and life EXPERIENCES. But the CREATIVE mind doesn't necessarily
have to EXPERIENCE the same thing or even read the same books
to be leveled with, or even BEYOND some of them GREAT MINDS!
The thing he has in his corner, the FACTOR most people forget,
is that there is nothing,
NOTHING even REMOTELY close to being able to,
Own your Thoughts. Hone your Creativity. Dethrone your Ego. Be Alone with YOURSELF!