Why Ego is The Greatest Opponent to Your Creativity and Success (And How to Fight Back)
It is a deep and continuous connection to the world around us. The Ego disconnects us from reality, stifling creativity.
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It is our ability to survive and flourish through our traumas, stressors, responsibility shifts and challenges offered by life.
To be resilient, you must develop the ability to self-soothe when things get tough.
When things are in a particularly stressful place, you must tap into your will, motivation, and pliability to continue moving forward.
Resilient people are not needy, desperate or overly reactive.
They carry a relaxed attitude and view rejection as a new direction opportunity. They don’t get down when challenged, they commit to getting up. They do not depend upon others for our resources.
Research suggests placing self-imposed limitations can boost creativity.
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Instead of thinking of a cut-and-dry end goal to certain situations, creative people sit back and examine the problem in different ways before beginning to work.
If you find yourself stagnating by focusing on generic problems, try to re-conceptualize the problem by focusing on a more meaningful angle.
For example: Instead of thinking “What would be something cool to paint?” rather ask, “What sort of painting evokes the feeling of loneliness that we all encounter after a break-up?”
Creating “psychological” distance may be useful for breaking through a creative block.
Try to imagine your creative task as being disconnected and distant from your current position/location - this may make the problem more accessible and can encourage higher level thinking.
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True humility allows you to plot Point A and accept that risk and failure are part of moving to Point B.
Humility brings growth. Pride is good at trying to convince us that we are not prideful.
Approach learning and growth with real humility. Accept that pride affects us all and will try to limit you. Failure is part of the process. Set aside your ego and simply move past the failure. Make adjustments, and continue the process anew.