Most people are used to the term of being called a “consumer”. That’s because most people consume things like food, entertainment, and a variety of things. However, how many people would call themselves a creator?
Well, I’m telling you that if you want to consume things beyond your wildest dreams, you need to learn to be a creator. So what do I mean by a creator? Simply put, be someone who creates things that are of value to society. Instead of reading an article, learn how to write an article. Instead of watching a funny video, learn how to create a funny video. Instead of buying a product, create a product. Instead of going to an amusement park, build a fucking amusement park. The shift in thinking is slight, but it is a huge difference.
Think of anyone successful and nine out of ten times they were a creator, from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, to Jay-Z.
The beauty of being a creator is, it is virtually limitless to what you can create. You’re only limited by your imagination. The problem with consuming is the experience is limited to only things people have created. What I mean is, if it doesn’t exist you can’t consume it. Yes, common sense, but I don’t think many people realize this. Where as if you are a creator, if it doesn’t exist, you can bring it to life.
Being a creator is hard because you are putting yourself out there. One of the hardest things for people to do is share a personal poem, painting, or creation. That’s because most people are afraid that people won’t “get it”, or they are afraid of being judged and criticized. When you create something, it becomes an extension of who you are. Then you have to put it out in the world to be judged and criticized. It can be a very scary thought. The pain of being “rejected” is very real. However, that’s the risk you have to be willing to take if you want to achieve your dreams.