How do you respond to a project that does not really work, perhaps something you choose to abandon? How can we benefit from making mistakes? In her article “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently,” Carolyn Gregoire writes, “Resilience is practically a prerequisite for creative success, says [psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman]. “Doing creative work is often described […]
There are many ongoing myths and ideas about being creative: You need to wait for a flash of inspiration; You need to be a “genius”; Artists are crazy, or at least flaky; You need to be in pain to create, and many more.
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Where we do our creative work – at home, in a studio, at a workplace – affects the quality and pleasure of that work; but even more important is our inner emotional creative space. The photo is Stephen King at his desk; he relates an early experience that affected his emotional creative space and acceptance […]
How important and meaningful is it to be actively creative? How does creativity relate to our core identity? Julia McCutchen is an author, intuitive mentor and the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW). Her site profile notes she “teaches a holistic approach to all kinds of writing […]
“If I hadn’t visualized playing athletes, I wouldn’t have gotten ‘Major League.’ If I hadn’t visualized playing a president, David Palmer never would have happened.”
Creating visualizations of what you want to accomplish can be a …