Friday, 27 August 2010

Living a Creative Life

I’ve been musing recently about how much less effort it takes to live life by just following the herd, and yet, how many brilliant, creative ideas and opportunities are lost in doing so? Then a fantastic quote landed in my inbox as a timely reminder of why it’s good to dance to your own beat:

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."
~ Christopher Morley

The concept of doing something that no one else would be daft enough to do is sheer genius. How often do we come up with an idea but reject it because it’s too absurd, juvenile, or we worry that others won’t ‘get it’? What if those very ideas we brush aside are gems of inspiration that could potentially catapult us from feeling like a struggling artist/craftsperson/whatever to actually finding true success and fulfilment…

So next time you dream up something that’s totally off the wall, run with it to see where it leads!

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