In these inspiring and insightful short videos, creativity expert Eric Maisel shares some practical advice for maximizing our creative output.
Video 1: Honoring the Creative Process / Challenges and Solutions / Persistence and Courage
“… what really honors the creative process is having beyond an intellectual understanding of the necessity of mistakes and messes, a deep visceral sense that it’s okay to make mistakes and messes… You can’t skip the parts of the process that don’t work.”
Video 2: Acquiring a Creative Mind
“That’s what a thought is — neurons gathering together. And if you allow your neurons to be spent on ‘What’s my kid doing right now?’ or ‘What’s my husband doing?’ or ‘Should I answer the phone?’ or what have you, then billions of your neurons are stolen and you don’t have the ability to do the thinking you want to do. So what’s most important there is to remember that any small thought you think, is preventing you from having the big thoughts that would allow for creativity.”
Video 3: Understanding Goal-Oriented Creativity / Getting to your creating first thing each day
“… people spend weeks and weeks and months and months and years waiting for inspiration. So I try to remind people that there are two kinds of process. There’s, so to speak, “pure process,” when inspiration comes. And then there’s “goal oriented process.”
via Fresh Creation
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indeed a cool intellectual treat on a busy Friday -stuck in a line up at starbucks
but i find the trick is this – ask these questions –
1. is successful imagination proportional to having less friends and enemies in Hollywood?
2. is successful imagination linked to positive thinking and kindness in networking?
2.1 – does a great screenwriter fall in love with his or her imagination?
3. the best screenwriters (laughing to the bank) are the ones who have mastered 1 and 2
3.1 – are most screenwriters visualists or are they repeating boring stories told before?
3.1.1 – good imagination is based on lost lives and lost opportunities and pain and suffering and I doubt if a video can teach you that?
Do I have a point here?
Hey Andrew, glad you liked the post.
I like your thought provoking questions. I’m not sure if there’s a correlation between imagination and friends, enemies, lost opportunities, etc. But I do know that the more experiences you have (good or bad) the better your imagination becomes.
Have a great weekend!