Create: Day 52
5 assumptions about creativity that aren’t true.
1. Time pressure is good for creativity.(I admit I’ve bought into this one). False. Research shows pressure stifles creativity.
2. You have to be manic-depressive, an alcoholic, or a depressive to be creative. False. See previous posts on research regarding happiness and creativity.
3. Creativity is a right-brain function. False. Research reveals that creativity resides in no specific hemisphere of the brain.
4. One person working alone is most likely to come up with creative solutions. False. Creativity is very often a collaborative venture.
5. Creativity is a manifestation of our subconscious minds. False. Creativity is usually the result of working in a conscious and deliberate way, often after years of training.
(Don’t forget to track your nonessentials time for the next dozen days.)
Create Month 2
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Don’t put off creativity.
Use your limited experience with unlimited imagination.
Don’t worry about the destination.
If you’re stuck, lower your standards and go on.
Take a creativity vacation.
Value your creative visions.
Moodle every other week.
Fill out Creative Project Completion Plan I.
Fill out Creative Project Completion Plan II.
Fill out Creative Project Completion Plan III.
Track project reality versus guesstimates.
Practice seeing creatively.
Keep a creative project box.
On the Ides, I’d rather be…
Your materials don’t make the masterpiece…you do.
Be creative 7 days a week.
Get happy…and more creative.
Don’t envy fellow creatives.
Protect your creative time and space.
Track nonessential time.
Don’t swallow common myths about creativity.