Creativity Plus Numbers Equals Game On

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Food for a thought-filled and brain weary Wednesday

I’ve tried to write and post several times this week but my brain and hands aren’t communicating with each other. Nothing is coming out the way I want it to. In need of inspiration, I went forth on my daily quest for the fuel my tired brain demands it has to have and I found this.

Thank you Melanie, I really enjoyed reading this. I’ll definitely remember the 3 B’s!




Creativity and Numbers? What, you mean like both together?

For decades, reseachers have been trying to uncover how the creative mind works and how people can become more innovative. This quote from psychologist and author R. Keith Sawyer offers an answer.

In a great interview with Time’s Francine Russo, Sawyer reminds us that creativity isn’t about luck, inherent creative genes, or special eureka moments, but, rather, hard work and habits. His advice:

Take risks, and expect to make lots of mistakes, because creativity is a numbers game. Work hard, and take frequent breaks, but stay with it over time. Do what you love, because creative breakthroughs take years of hard work. Develop a network of colleagues, and schedule time for freewheeling, unstructured discussions. Most of all, forget those romantic myths that creativity is all about being artsy and gifted and not about hard work. They discourage us because we’re waiting for that one full-blown moment of inspiration. And while we’re waiting, we may never start working on what we might someday create.

Click here to read more of this article by Melanie Pinola on LifeHacker.


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