Weighing the Risk: Be Open to the Outcome, Not Attached to It
Nothing inspires solutions more than obstacles. Obstacles frame the problem and define the path.
Risk and uncertainty are key ingredients of the process. Without it, you can only hope for stale approaches, rehashed concepts and minute improvements to another's ideas.
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The act that will uncover creative genius is by forcing yourself to create regularly and on a schedule, not just create when you feel inspired.
The best thing you can do is to do a huge volume of work. Creative genius becomes visible when you work consistently to get the average ideas out of the way.