Creativity Boils Down to This...

The human mind is naturally creative, constantly looking to make associations and connections between things and ideas. It wants to explore, to discover new aspects of the world, and to invent. Don’t stand in the way of your creativity.

I love this take on what creativity really boils down to...

The biggest difference between you and Picasso or Einstein, or the most creative minds of our time is that they embraced the long road to mastery. They spent more time in front of a canvas, or guitar, or computer, working away at applying their minds and souls to the one thing they wanted to do. Most of what we think of as natural talent is really just the result of having started practice early.

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