Creativity isn’t necessarily painting happy trees or composing the next symphony but we live our lives in a world that offers a wide range of ways to be creative. Doing things, the same old way, may be comfortable but the same old way can be boring. Humans can find their greatest joy in coming up with their own way to accomplish a task.
We can be creative with everything we do. Something that I did a long time ago was to add a flower petal on a console application that was doing data processing. I needed to know that the application was continuing to process data and I could have done this any way, but I thought it would be good to do this with a flower petal. There was more time involved with showing progress this way but it was well worth it to me for my thought processes.
Creativity for me is finding cool ways to do something sometimes just changing it up a bit by using different methodology to solve a problem or writing a blog post to help others. This is the first post in a series of posts that outline how I have become successful as a developer. I will post these over the course of the next couple of weeks and at the end will give you a cool acronym to go along with this series (having some creative fun).