201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity
— Keep a box labeled for each project. Toss everything in the box, and don’t worry about misplacing things or ideas.
from Amy Ng of Pikaland
— Choose just one creative aim for the day. What one creative project can you begin/continue/finish today?
from Dan Goodwin’s Wakeful Ways at A Big Creative Yes
from Jacob Cass at Just Creative Design
This post is especially relevant to us as beginners in our creative pursuits.
I like this medium.com post by Thomas Oppong.
Title: Make Life Easier on Yourself by Accepting “Good Enough.” Don’t Pursue Perfection, Pursue Progress
— “In other words, instead of pushing yourself to an impossible “perfect,” and therefore getting nowhere, accept “good.”
— “Perfection is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough…”
— “The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists.
It rewards people who get things done.”
Stick with this post for the other valuable quotes from smart people like Brené Brown and Seth Godin.
View story at Medium.com
Finding a fellow painter, photographer, cook, scrapbooker, or writer may be just what you need to launch your creative reinvention.
Educator John Spencer shares his views on this topic here: Ten Things Pixar Can Teach Us About Creativity
My favorite points:
- Creativity isn’t a solitary endeavor.
- Play matters. [Those creativity partners should encourage fun and wild experimentation.]
- People are more important than ideas. He quotes from the book Creativity, Inc: “Ideas come from people. Therefore, people are more important than ideas…”
Do you have a creativity buddy? How do you contribute to each other’s projects and progress? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities to stretch your thinking.
I honestly don’t remember.
Chocolate zucchini cake
Emergency Chocolate Cake
Sometimes, you read. Sometimes, you watch a thoughtful TV show [that DVR lets you race past the annoying ads]. Sometimes it’s music and closed eyes.
And sometimes, a loved one tracks you down.
It all works.
Here is a little more insight on quiet time for retirees.
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This is a favorite stopping point in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Something new to ponder every time I visit.
[Reminder: These posts are just as much directed at myself as they are toward potential readers.]