Passion can be a deep motivator for creative people, but being too concerned with “finding our passion” can be self-limiting. “The presence of talent is not sufficient. Many people have more than one talent, and wonder what to do with them.” Jane Piirto, Ph.D. adds in her book “Talented Children and Adults” that “A useful […]
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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” — Dorothy Parker
Curiosity fuels artistic and scientific exploration, and is a characteristic of gifted and creative people. It is also a strength and trait that encourages per…
“The blank space can be humbling. But I’ve faced it my whole professional life. It’s my job. It’s also my calling.” Choreographer Twyla Tharp talks about the challenges of this “blank space” or “blank page” experience that most artists have to face in her book “The Creative Habit”: “My dancers expect me to deliver because […]
“Seeds find nourishment in the dark.”
Author and teacher Mark Matousek writes about the challenges and rewards of solitude, and refers to May Sarton’s “fantastic book” Journal of a Solitude.
He comments that she “re…
As a creative person, one aspect of your personality is probably high sensitivity. You may also be an introvert.
Psychologist Elaine Aron, who developed the concept of sensory processing sensitivity in her research and writings, thinks all highly sens…