Creativity has no prerequisites other than the willingness to begin.
Other people’s money? You can get by without it.
Other people’s support? You can get by without it.
Other people’s approval? You can get by without it.
All you need is the ability to acknowledge that there’s nothing standing between you and the next step.
This is not only true right now, but it’s also true at every stage of the creative process. Wherever you are–beginning, middle, or end–there’s always something constructive you can do without a permission slip.
Finding out what that something is, is the most important part of the creative process. Being creative isn’t just about having dreams; it’s about having a sense of imagination that’s strong enough to envision a way around every possible excuse for why you’re unable to keep moving forward.