The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before. – Neil Gaiman

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

Neil Gaiman

Creativity is one of the defining traits of human beings. In fact, few things about human beings are as infinite and timeless as their creativity. When used properly, it can bring to life the most marvelous creations known to man – from breathtaking monuments to jaw-dropping artworks to just about anything that can leave one spellbound. This is arguably the best thing about creativity – its ability to manifest itself in more ways than one.

Creativity is a product of our imagination, which generally results from the ability to think outside the box. In fact, creativity is the bridge between imagination and reality. In this sense, it involves two aspects: the ability to think of something new and unique and to actually produce it. Someone who has – or claims to have – a multitude of imaginative ideas, but no real action to back them, would at best be classified as an imaginative person. On the other hand, creativity rests on the three pillars of passion, commitment, and hard work. Sometimes a fair degree of risk-taking is involved as well.

One of the greatest results of putting such ideas into practice is the satisfaction we get from having made a contribution to the world we inhabit. Every positive idea that gets translated into reality is a gift we leave for the generations to come; it makes the world a better place to live in. In fact, by creating something new and original, we not only make the world a more beautiful place, but also inspire millions of other people to follow in our footsteps. Critically acclaimed American author, Neil Gaiman, is noted for his quote in this regard: “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”