Clay W.
c2xw
Group Organizer
Austin, TX
Hi, all --

 

Thought this was worth a look.  There's a 13-minute video of Cleese on this subject that's definitely time well spent:  http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/04/12/john-cleese-on-creativity-1991/­

 

The short version:


  • Space (“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”)
  • Time (“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”)
  • 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.)
  • Confidence (“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”)
  • Humor (“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”)

 

Thanks,

Clay 


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