National Creativity Day: Quotes to Inspire New Ideas at Work 

National Creativity Day is celebrated on May 30. It’s not always easy to get our creative juices flowing at work. When starting a new project or halfway through an existing one, we can get stuck in an idea rut.

Maybe you need some inspiration before going to a brainstorming session with your team, or maybe you want to inspire another colleague to help launch their own creativity. Sometimes it may also be helpful to take part in exercises to strengthen your creative muscles.

Here are ten quotes and some advice to help you ignite your creative spark in the workplace.

  1. Share Your Creativity to Inspire Others

“Creativity is contagious – pass it on.” —Albert Einstein, Physicist

  1. Use Creativity to Problem Solve

“I apply the term ‘creativity’ broadly… it’s problem solving. We are all faced with problems, and we have to address them and think of something new, and that’s where creativity comes in.” —Edwin Catmull, Computer Scientist

  1. See Creativity as a Resource

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” —Maya Angelou, Poet and Civil Rights Activist

  1. Remove Doubt and Let Creativity Flow

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” —Sylvia Plath, Novelist and Poet

  1. Let Creativity Take You Outside of Your Comfort Zone

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” —Mary Lou Cook, Actress

  1. Turn Your Creative Idea into Action

“Ideas won’t keep: something must be done about them.” —Alfred North Whitehead, Mathematician and Philosopher

  1. Be Happy With Your Creative Ideas

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Former President of the United States

  1. Create to Bridge the Gap in the Workplace

“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” —William Plomer, Novelist and Poet

  1. Break Old Patterns to Start Creatively New Again

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” —Edward de Bono, Maltese Physician

  1. Create to Stand Out From the Competition

“Creativity gives you a competitive advantage by adding value to your service or product and differentiating your business from the competition.” —Linda Naiman, Founder of Creativity at Work

What are some ways you find creativity at work? Let us know in the comments section below!

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