Lawrence G Boldt, a writer, career consultant, and a personal coach gives seven principles for creative living in his book How to Be, Do or Have Anything:
1. Among human beings, creativity is a natural, and not an exceptional, trait. Birds fly, fish swim, humans create.
2. For the individual, personal freedom and self-fulfillment depend upon the conscious expression of his or her innate creative capacities. Without such expression, one will meet with unhappiness and unnecessary limitation.
3. Social and psychological factors may limit or impede an individual’s innate creativity. These factors can be overcome.
4. The creative process follows a definitive pattern and is essentially the same for all outcomes.
5. The creative process is knowable and understandable. It can be taught and learned.
6. The more one creates, the more confident he or she becomes of his or her ability to create.
7. Experience gained in applying the creative process in one area of life can be transferred to other areas.