You Think You Aren’t Creative, and That Bothers Me

It bothers me as much as it bothers you.

Mind Cafe
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4 min readFeb 5, 2024


You don't have to be some weirdo in a secluded cabin deep in the woods pulling your hair out and talking to yourself to be considered creative.

Not every idea you emit needs to be a masterpiece before you can consider yourself creative.

Your definition is all wrong.

You don’t need someone else to tell you that you’re creative before you consider yourself so.

To be creative, you need to create.

That’s it.

Stop attaching all of this mystery to it.

What does “uncreative” even mean?

You’re only uncreative if you aren’t creating anything.

So what if your ideas suck?

That’s why we keep creating.

The only way to get to the good ideas is to get rid of the bad ones. The only way to get rid of the bad ones is to continue coming up with bad ones.

I promise you:

When you vomit enough dirt on the page, canvas, staff paper, plate, fabric, code, or stage, eventually, you’ll get to the gems.

When you look at a…



Ephraim Champion
Mind Cafe

Storyteller & experience-creator via music or words. Igniting creativity on your artistic journey w/ practical tips & inspiration. True self-care starts here.