5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative
Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)
Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)
Time (“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.)
Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)
Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.Brain Pickings
Every single day, I get emails from aspiring writers asking my advice about how to become a writer, and here is the only advice I can give:
Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money.
And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough.
Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts.
Maybe they will notice how hard you worked, and maybe they won’t — and if they don’t notice, I know it’s frustrating.
But, ultimately, that doesn’t change anything — because your responsibility is not to the people you’re making the gift for, but to the gift itself.John Green