Be Brave

Creativity takes bravery.

Here’s a nice reminder from Jon Acuff

Creativity takes Bravery
Creativity takes Bravery

Designer and author George Lois once said “You can be cautious or you can be creative, but there’s no such thing as a cautious creative.” Ah, fearlessness!

As I go about my creative work today, I’m challenging myself to…

Jump in.

Fall flat.

Be brave.




Do it differently.


Enjoy foolishness.

Embrace play.

Wanna come with me? 🙂

Have a great day fellow creatives!


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Author: Andrew Zahn

I'm a son, husband, dad, business owner, actor and good sleeper/eater. On this blog, I pave a highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.

  • Andy Black

    I’m happy to join in the fun. Let’s split up the list. You do the first 7 and I’ll do the last three… Just kidding. Great list. Those first seven items are not necessarily the easiest things to do but they do go a long way in defining and shaping us. Once we lose fear of failure and risk taking and change we become less restricted and more creative.

    • I envision it like the Incredible Hulk breaking out of a ‘way-too-small’ shirt that has “writer’s block” or “I can’t” or “that’s not original” or something like that on it.

      Your word ‘restricted’ got me all worked up into a Bruce Banner frenzy.

  • I like the “do it differently” one the most. That challenges the core of the insanity in my life (doing the same things over and over, expecting a different result).

    • Remaining sane is fairly important.

      Well, then again…a lot of amazing people were insane…so…