I’ve had a few acquaintances say a variation of this to me recently:
“I’m interested in learning how to code, but I think I might be too creative for something like that.”
I used to say this to myself too. Way too creative to do something like coding.
I found that if I wanted to build something, I constantly ran into problems that I had to solve. “How do I get part of the app to look like this?” or “How do I get data from here?” and there were a dozen ways I could do this. I realized that when coding, I was always coming up with new ways to solve problems in order to build what I wanted. I realized it was a creative act.
I wouldn’t have known this if I had simply relied on my excuse of “Too creative”.
Too creative to try something new. Too creative to do grunt work. Too creative to wake up at 6am and complete that hard, tedious task. But maybe I’m not too creative, maybe it’s just that I’m too scared, lazy or worried. My supposed creative side was a crutch.
Is your “creative side” actually just caging you in?
Questions asked mostly to myself but also to anyone who reads my blog.