Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The No.1 habit of highly creative people

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ~Rollo MayMore here: http://zenhabits.net/creative-habit/

Jonah Lehrer on How to be Creative

Creativity can seem like magic. We look at people like Steve Jobs and Bob Dylan, and we conclude that they must possess supernatural powers denied to mere mortals like us, gifts that allow them to imagine what has never existed before. They're "creative types." We're not. But creativity is not magic, and there's no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It's a skill. Anyone can learn to be creative and to get better at it.More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577265632205015846.html

More about habits

Robert Fritz writes "Human beings, by their nature, are habitual. And there is a good reason for this. Habits can make life easier and more convenient. And so the idea of habits, themselves, is this: habits can be a very good thing to have."
But what of bad habits? More here: