The Jig Saw

Thursday, May 12, 2005

gapingvoid: how to be creative (long version) - looong but worth a read! Sneak peak -

So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years:
  • Ignore everybody.
  • The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.
  • Put the hours in.
  • You are responsible for your own experience.
  • Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
  • The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
  • Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
  • If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
  • Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
  • The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.
  • The world is changing.
  • Merit can be bought. Passion can't.
  • Avoid the Watercooler Gang.
  • Sing in your own voice.
  • Selling out is harder than it looks.
  • Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
  • The best way to get approval is not to need it.
  • Power is never given. Power is taken.
  • Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.


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