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Be bored, not distracted

Boredom itself allows creativity to flow. However, modern society with all its gadgets has gotten really good at distracting us from this boredom.

In the right environment, boredom fuels creative people. Instead of staring at your phone, stare at the blank page. Instead of sitting in front of the TV, sit in front of the canvas.

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An ordinary life allows creative people to put food on the table and hone their crafts at the same time.

Buy low, sell high. Look for opportunities that are more valuable than most people believe they are, refurbish it and change it into something of a higher value that people can enjoy and value.

The idea that creativity happens due to a moment of inspiration is false. Inspiration happens when you put in the time to be creative.

It triggers some degree of surprise or excitement within us and gives us a new way of seeing things that we could not see before.

Combining novelty and value requires a lot of trial and error. It requires feedback. It requires understanding your audience and their values. It requires shaping and perfecting your craft over many years. For every great idea, there are hundreds of failed ideas.

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Creativity isn't an invention; it's reinvention.

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