Life is complex and messy. It can be extremely difficult to get traction, let alone find motivation. But motivation is something you can learn to create at will. Becoming deeply passionate is also within your creative control. As a result, you can completely predict your own success.
True practice and learning force you to deeply examine the chinks in your armor. You are only as strong as your weakest link. In a world that tells you to ignore your weaknesses, true practitioners do the opposite.
When it comes to creativity, one of our biggest concerns is usually how we can be more creative, or come up with better ideas. Research in this area is all over the place, but I've gathered some of the most practical studies out there to help you utilize specific techniques that can boost your creativity.
“It takes a very long time to become young,” said Pablo Picasso. The creative process often feels like a constant battle between an inner child and an inner critic. Can this creative battle turn into creative balance?
Our inner critic is usually formed in a system based on right and wrong answers and outperforming others on structured tasks. Listening to our inner critic will rarely improve our creative work - it may actually result in conformative work.
We need to turn this inner-critic into an inner-coach and drive our personal growth.