How often do you practice some kind of creative activity?

Close to half of the respondents to my survey have answered this question with “weekly”. Over 30% claim a daily practice, with the least popular answer of “monthly” coming in at an even 25%. I think this shows that even with such busy lives, we are able to carve out some time to work on creative projects.

Based on the comments, there is a group of people who don’t really distinguish creative time in their life from any other time. In other words, they associate creativity in some measure to anything and everything they do. This is a really interesting concept which I will touch on in greater depth in my upcoming book. I am starting to put myself into the “creative all the time camp”. But it has been a journey to get to that point.

As of 6:30am on the West Coast, there is 97 responses on my survey. My target was 100, which I am sure to reach. Thank-you to everyone who answered the questions, the extra comments are bits of gold, which I treasure.

I’ve been a part of survey’s like this before at my job. The task was to ask ski resort staff to comment on certain aspects of their uniform, which my company was providing for them. Well over half of the respondents took some care to write long comments about the uniform, performance and features they wish it had. The experience felt like Christmas morning, reading through the heartfelt sentiments.

This survey has been even more intimate. One person used the word vulnerable to describe the creative process. I totally agree and it makes me even more thankful that so many people would open up their private thoughts on this subject.

I look forward to more discussions in the coming weeks. Thank-you again for your participation. Happy creating!

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