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Copy the most creative people in your field

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

  • The process of creativity starts with immersing yourself in the domain you're interested in. You first have to get good enough to at least emulate it. Then try and better it. 
  • Find people who you want to emulate and start emulating them. Then do more of your own.

This foundation provides a well of knowledge and experience that can be remixed to generate new creative work.

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

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

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

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