The world is a crazy place. Frankenstorms, economic roller coasters, political wastelands, but you know what? We are lucky enough to live in some amazing times.
Forget the craziness. Let’s focus on being creative.
I came across a couple great blog posts today that offer some creative inspiration. So, I figured I’d pass the inspiration to you.
First, here’s a post by Seth Godin that offers some much needed perspective.
Seth is good; amazingly creative. But I tend to shy away from him because he’s become a bit to popular for my liking – the Dude tends to have an irrational aversion to anything mainstream. Sorry Seth.
But I love these thoughts…
- There’s never been a better opportunity to step up and make an impact, while we’ve got the chance. This generation, this decade, right now, there are more opportunities to connect and do art than ever before. Maybe even today.
- It’s more important than ever [t]o persist and make a dent in the universe[.]
- We’ve all been offered access to so many tools, so many valuable connections, so many committed people. What an opportunity.
It’s time to create. It’s time to “Make Good Art.” It doesn’t matter what it is. Just create.
Numero dos, a post by the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for TwitPic, Steven Corona. I just started following Steve’s blog the other day (can I call you Steve? Thanks. :)). I think this is the first post I’ve received. But it’s a gem.
Steve synchronictically builds on Seth’s post by offering some advice to get the creative juices flowing…
- You don’t need to be an expert to solve a problem and it doesn’t need to be perfect the first time. Cut before your measure.
- Block off a chunk of time; 6 [hours] is good 12 is better.
- Write out as many actionable steps as you can in 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, stop. You now have your plan.
- When you’re creating, Google is off limits.
- When you set yourself up for success, creating, doing something actionable, is the easiest part.
Creativity. It’s magical. And we all have access to it. Use it.