Friday, June 10, 2011

How Not to Be Creative...and Why You Should Be

Filmmaker Geoff Talbot recently posted on How to Improve Your Imagination, where he made this interesting suggestion:
One simple way of increasing your creativity is to use the law of opposites...When you come up with an idea of what to write, of how to play a character, or of what to paint on that canvas… STOP… and ask yourself what is the opposite of that idea, now create something about that.
In the spirit of Geoff's blog, in which all posts are seven sentences long, and his suggestion on how to be creative, here are seven guaranteed ways toward not being creative:
  • Tell yourself, "It's never been done that way before."
  • Tell yourself, "It can't be done."
  • Never plan.
  • Never ask questions.
  • Never talk with people who are smarter or wiser than you.
  • Never ask for help.
  • Never pray.
If this seems like a good plan of action to you, seek immediate medical help. You may have died and not been informed.

You were created in the image of God and God is the Creator. We're all meant to create things, whatever our jobs or stations in life. Be human...create!


Geoff said...

Oh this is great... I love this... Awesome Mark!!!

Lynne Holder said...

I love it! Thank you for a good chuckle, and food for thought all at the same time.

AscensionForYou said...

Ha ha ha....loven it Mark! Really so glad to be a part...even if its a tiny tiny part of the 7 sentences group and those connected with it...God bless all..