“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.”
You had me at ‘Creativity is a habit’ … This book is awesome!
In it, Twyla Tharp talks about creating habits for yourself. Habits that provide the right environment for you to work, and that trigger your creativity. Things that form habits, things that become second nature to you. Therefore, free up your time and energy for your creative work to flow.
Tharp does a lot of things to help stimulate her ideas. They might sound funny or strange (like the egg), they push her out of her comfort zone and force her to think differently. In addition, she also talks about preparation for being creative, and on the opposite end, over-thinking things.
“You can’t imagine the work, you can only generate ideas when you put pencil to paper, brush to canvas – when you actually do something physical.”
You know those times where you are down, and you are just thinking about all of your successful friends and how they must have it so easy. That’s probably not true of course, but I love how Tharp words it:
“Look at the luckiest people around you, the ones you envy, the ones who seem to have destiny falling habitually into their laps. What are they doing that singles them out? It isn’t dumb luck if it happens repeatedly. If they’re anything like the fortunate people I know, they’re prepared, they’re always working at their craft, they’re alert, they involve their friends in their work, and they tend to make others feel lucky to be around them.”
Enjoy this book, and follow her sage advice! It will change your life!
We give it 5 feet!
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