Hasty Thoughts: Creativity requires confidence and courage. You have to believe in your ideas or you'll never invest the time and effort that is required to see them through. With that said, let me add that you must also be willing to accept criticism and perhaps even doubt ideas, just a bit. Often it's in those moments when someone questions your ideas and forces you to rethink your views that you discover a better solution. The challenge is to be open to new ideas.