[box color=gray, center]”What are the core lessons you learned along the way that it would have been helpful to have known before you got started?”[/box]
Seymour Jacklin posed this question at the end of this amazing post. It really got me thinking about the three things I currently find helpful in my creative process.
+Never stop discovering and learning. Be a toddler. Their quest for knowledge is insatiable.
+Embrace foolishness. Give yourself the freedom to be foolish, make mistakes, and stop censoring your creative-self. You just might increase that 2% of work that is amazing and top quality to 4%. That doubles my chances of creating something truly awesome.
+Enjoy discipline. It’s tremendously freeing to get up early and create every day. Even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes. It feeds that part of you that needs the fuel. If you don’t feed it, your day is bland and tasteless. If you do feed your ‘creative,’ he makes appearances in the would-be mundane of everyday activities.
What about you? What are your tips for creative propulsion?