Lack of Originality
Every creative person sets out to produce something meaningful and original, but sometimes it’s hard to escape the feeling that it’s all been done before. After all, nobody wants to tell the same story as the last person. When it feels like any ideas that come to mind have already been done over and over, frustration starts to set in.
Put to bed the idea that a lack of originality is a flaw – it’s almost impossible to create anything without prior knowledge or inspiration. Virtually every creative decision ever made was inspired by something or other, so try thinking of originality as a spectrum rather than in black and white terms. We’re all unique, and ideas are the product of our own individual experiences. Interact with people, read, travel, take in everything you can. Before long, you’ll begin to incorporate bits of each experience into your creations and generate ideas that stand out from the norm – that’s originality.