To live is to make mistakes. Running scared from any situation that could lead to a mistake is to run scared from life. As the writer William George Jordan once wrote “An oyster never makes a mistake—it has not the mind that would permit it to forsake an instinct.”
Here is how mistakes can help grow creativity. Continue reading It’s Okay to Make Mistakes
Highly-motivated professionals will climb the corporate ladder by being connected via email and text 24/7. But overloading the brain with so much stimuli can prohibit original thoughts.
Creativity requires thinking, and thinking requires silence. Continue reading Don’t Overload Your Mind
The time we spend commuting from work can be used to reflect on who we want to be. When done for just 10 minutes during the morning commute, it will give us a north start to follow during the day, and can lead to creative breakthroughs. Continue reading Using Wasted Time
A balance of work and relaxation is important, but giving out attention to whichever one we are currently doing is even more so. In the months following my college graduation, I began to notice a difference between actively and passively working and relaxing. I then realized that the best way to do both is to follow the example of the Roosevelts (Teddy and FDR) and the hobbits. Continue reading Work Like a Roosevelt; Relax Like a Hobbit
Perfection is impossible to obtain, but that should’t stop us from getting as close as we can. In business, we call this approach Six Sigma. In creativity, it’s just as important. Constantly analyzing your work and improving it little by little is the road to your best possible creation. Continue reading Always Improve Your Work
Having options is always good, having too many can hurt your project. Similarly, having too many goals could result in none getting done.
Narrowing your focus to the handful of items that are most important will not only help you accomplish them, but also help you determine what is really important. Continue reading Narrowing Your Focus