Spider-man’s Quick Guide to Creativity
Have you ever imagine yourself wearing a mask, red-and-blue spider-themed spandex suit, and webshooters while swinging from a very high building to another?
It is a breathtaking activity, and if it could possibly happen, I won’t make a try. ^_^
By the way, have you watched The Amazing Spider-Man recently? If you did, you can surely get along with these two points I will be sharing with you today, but if you didn’t, please have a time to watch it or read the plot of the movie
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It is a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, portraying the character’s origin story and his development into a superhero while still a high school student. The film stars Andrew Garfield in the title role as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors.
Let us get started.
1. Copy and Modify the Idea of Others
This might sound silly suggestion but it works, in reality.
While he was running after the criminal who killed his Uncle Ben, Peter Parker fell inside an abandon gym, where he saw a luchador-wrestling poster which inspired him to create a mask to hide his identity.
He make a sketch of his own mask and surf the internet for some idea for a costume that will match with the mask he has created.
He then added a spandex suit, and built the mechanical devices to attach on his wrists to shoot a biocable “web”.
If you noticed, Peter have come up an idea of having a masked to hide his identity only after he saw the luchador-wrestling poster, and used available information in the internet to have unique costume.
» There are already tons of ideas available in our surrounding – almost everything you can ever imagine. All we need to do is to be a keen observer, copy those ideas and modify them to create a new one.
Next time that you think you are running out of fresh ideas and experiencing creativity block, have a time to look at the works of others and get inspiration from them. Read books, scan magazines, search the net, watch movie like what I did before coming up this article, visit a museum, and much more.
2. Have a Good Blend of Risk-taking and Safe-keeping Attitude
While the first idea might sound silly, this second idea might make you wonder about its relation to creativity. Just continue reading and find it out.
The exciting story in the life of Peter Parker started when a genetically modified spider bitten him – after taking a risk on faking his way into OsCorp as one of a group of high-school interns, and sneaked into a lab where a “biocable” was being created.
On the subway ride home from OsCorp, he was in trouble with the other passenger and was shocked to find strange spider-like abilities manifesting.
To stay safe, Peter who called himself Spider-man did not stop on his self-challenge to enhance his ability until he mastered it, and successfully built a wrist-mounted biocable webshooter after some test.
Spider-man has bestowed a good blend of risk-taking and safe-keeping attitude, which made him accomplish his goals throughout his adventure.
» I already mentioned this on one of my posts but just let me quote it here again. “Risk taking is sometimes viewed to be negative attitude yet it has good pay-off when it is paired safe-keeping attitude.“
Most creative people are becoming more creative when they are under pressure, but the problems is on the willingness to take a risk to start what they have perceive and imagine to be good. The fear to get mistake, to be scolded by the Boss, to break the norms and to explore something new hinder one’s creativity to work well. Take note of that.
Take a risk, and when you have get started, be sure to make it done.
You might not created to wear a red-and-blue spider-themed costume and become a superhero, but you have the a unique creativity in you that even Spider-man doesn’t posses. Unleash it!
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Image is from Wikipedia.