The Wisdom in Being Foolish

What do explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and investors have in common with artists?

They’re fear-free, inspirational risk takers.

Chances are, if we aren’t taking risks in our creative work, we’re being held captive by the fear of looking foolish.

The Fool On the Hill...
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Foolish is Smart

Picasso and Monet: though many said their paintings were garbage, they’re now regarded as premier artists of their time, reframing how we look at painting.

Foolish is Free

It costs nothing but a dent to your dignity to be foolish.

Foolish is Fun

Mantra: I will be silly and bring joy to my creative work, giving life and inspiration those who enjoy it. (Tweet this)

Dare to be silly.

Foolish is Freedom

Creativity that ends with me, isn’t very creative at all. Creativity inspires.

Your fear-free creating will help others to break free from the contraints of the rational, the predictable, the boring.

Push the limits. Dare to be foolish in your work today and see what you may discover…or uncover.



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.

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    Yes! So timely. I’m on deadline today for a freelance article that I pitched to a local magazine. The target readership is delineated by a high income level in this geographic area. I’m betting the rest of the articles are going to sound staid and proper. Not mine! Mine will be first-person irreverent. Fear? Sure, I have it. I’m not fear-free. It might turn off certain readers. But I press on anyway, ’cause that’s the true definition of creative courage. Happy Monday, Creatives and Creatives’ readers!

    • Fantasticness.

      You just made the cowardly lion in all of us get a heart.