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ASKS READERS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A GENIUS?
LANCASTER, PAGenius doesnt
explode upon the scene from nowhere, says artist Bruce Garrabrandt, author of the
new book, The
Power of Having Desire. Original
thought always arises from the reworking of earlier thoughts in new and improved ways. The creation of a wholly original idea is
Garrabrandt says creativity is driven by desire and comes with the imaginative use
of that which already exists. He believes that
acquired knowledge, written in our own unique handwriting, i.e., from our own individual
perspective, creates original thought.
One of my heroes is Thomas Edison, says the artist/author. We look at him as a creative genius, but
thats not how he described himself. Edison
said he was more sponge than inventor, absorbing ideas from every source. My principal business is giving commercial
value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others, he said.
A professional artist with no formal training, Garrabrandt wrote The Power of
Having Desire to inspire readers to develop their own creative potential.
Creativity is universal, he argues. Its
part of being human. He finds
artists expressing their creative genius in countless ways: Teachers, scientists, chefs, surgeons,
secretaries, business ownerspeople in every
line of workdemonstrate great artistic abilities.
Your originality and creative genius will emerge, says Garrabrandt,
with the intelligent use of your mind, time, and effort. While the adage Theres nothing new
under the sun is true, your imagination can alter the lighting in new and beautiful
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5 WAYS TO BRING FORTH YOUR
- Continue Your Education.
In what subject would you like to experience a stroke of genius? Study it deeply, until you become a walking
encyclopedia. Youll discover the truth
concerning genius. Neither glamorous nor
original, it takes place when we accumulate borrowed thoughts, then blow the dust off them
by refashioning these old ideas in innovative ways.
- Break From Habit and Routine. If you want to get more out of life, you need to
get more out of yourself. The creative spirit
of desire is built into our DNA. To ignore it
in favor of comfort and conventional routine is to squander the greatest of gifts. Mark Twain said, Its good to take your
mind out now and then and dance on it. Otherwise,
it gets caked up. Push out of habit into
new, positive directions. Discover more of
your creative self.
- Reawaken Your Imagination. I dont have a creative bone in my
body, people say. Nonsense! If you were ever five-years-old, you know that all children
are rich with imagination. Creative
spontaneity is part of being human. We simply
need to reawaken and nurture it.
- Surround Yourself With the Creativity of Others. Want a surefire way to get your own creative
juices flowing? Fill your life with great
music, books, and art. Immerse yourself in the
creative genius of others. Creativity is
infectious! Life excites and inspires those
who embrace it with a sense of awe and wonder.
- Silence Your Inner Critic. We have a critic in our heads who may delight in
analyzing our creative thoughts only to find fault with them. Your critic is the part of you which says it
cant be done or, that idea is no good. This critic shares cranium space with your
child/creator self. Each needs to know its
proper place. You are their overseer. Your role in the creative process is to engage each
of these two selves at the right time. In any
creative endeavor, you hold the power to keep your adult/critic at arms length long
enough to give your child/creator free rein. With
patience, time, and practice, you can learn to bring forth more of your creative potential
without sabotaging it.
Excerpted from The Power of Having Desire,
by Bruce S. Garrabrandt ©2004. Published by Possibility Press ($12.95). Available through the authors website, www.artbyBruce.com, by phoning toll-free 1(888)
999-4479, or through
your local bookstore.