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Creative Thinking

What’s Keeping You From Creative Work?

As a child or teenager, we were perhaps more freely creative, but as supposed "grown-ups" we face fears and uncertainties about our talents, or the marketplace value of a particular form of expression, or what our investing in a project means - both for us, and others.

Some forms of creative work may have structures and guidelines to follow, at least during some stages, but at some...
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Consciousness

How To Create More Confidently – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article Eric Maisel talks about moving from an everyday mindset of "getting things right" to a creative mindset "where huge mistakes and messes are permitted and even welcomed."

But many of us tend to be perfectionistic - which can help drive excellence, but may also support anxiety and creative constriction.

Psychologist Stephen A. Diamond notes “Were it not for perfectionism, we would be in short supply of all...
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Creative Thinking

How To Create More Confidently

Creating may often include anxiety and other sorts of fear. We need to develop courage and learn how to deal with these feelings to be more fully creative.

"Art work is ordinary work, but it takes courage to embrace that work."

That is a quote from the book "Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking," by two artists: David Bayles and Ted Orland....
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