“I reject your reality and substitute my own.”

Wise words from Adam Savage, a self-proclaimed maker.

If you work in a creative industry, chances are you’re also a maker — someone who’s familiar with different software and production techniques. With such power over technology, you can make awesome things. But the usual daily grind may not always satisfy your ambition.

Try not to get so caught up in production that you forget about your incredible power. You have the ability to solve complex problems through strategy, technical proficiency and intuition — a skill cultivated by years of producing banner ads, email campaigns and package designs.

Whether it’s for your favorite client or a personal project, all it takes is a gentle keystroke and a click of the mouse to alter the very fabric of space and time!

Well, maybe nothing quite that extreme, but it’s important to remember that after all the tedium, creative types can still … create.

Let’s say you want a hairy balloon. Google up some balloons and hamsters, fire up Photoshop and start playing God. Need a new emoji for your phone? Same deal: open your favorite illustration software and make it so. Need to graduate from Harvard? Pop over to your favorite stock image site and grab a diploma template.

Actually, don’t do that last thing.

Don’t feel limited either. You have the power, and your potential to create is infinite.