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Posts tagged creativity

May 13

John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

  1. Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)
  2. Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)
  3. Time (“Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original,” and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.)
  4. Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)
  5. Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)

There’s a great youtube in the original article.  John Cleese starts to sound a lot like Tim Ferriss.  Probably the closest thing he has to a TED talk.  On second thought, here it is (there’s a longer version in the original article though):

Sep 20

“Be in the moment to maximize your creativity. When you play music, don’t repeat the notes on a page, but play beautiful music. Don’t play at it. Play in it.

Only when you play in a thing do people listen & hear you and are moved.”

Brenda Ueland, in Presentation Zen (via helloagatha)

Apr 26

Art that only comes from the head isn’t any good. Watch any good musician and you’ll see what I mean.

When I’m making the poems, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like play.

So my advice is to find a way to bring your body into your work. Draw on the walls. Stand up when you’re working. Spread things around the table.

Use your hands.

Austin Kleon

From an awesome, awesome article called “How to Steal Like an Artist.”

From an awesome, awesome article called “How to Steal Like an Artist.

Jun 22
“Our priority in the first draft is to beat Resistance. Quality is secondary. Brilliance can come later. Get something down, however crappy, that looks roughly like a book, a doctoral dissertation, a new business proposal. Once we’ve got that, we’re over the hump.”

Cover the Canvas by Steven Pressfield