Yesterday i went to the bookshop and brought 2 books with me.
I have been dealing with a huge creative and motivational block and this makes me go for new inspirations, such as books with positive things, ideas, happy and real stories. And so it was. I bought these:
• CREATIVE CONFIDENCE – by IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation - www.creativeconfidence.com
So, for now, i started with the Creative Confidence. And it is being a great help and very interesting reading.
“When people transcend the fears that block their creativity, all sorts of new possibilities emerge. Instead of the prospect of failure paralyzing them, they see every experience as an opportunity they can learn from. The need for control keeps some people stuck at the planning stage of a project. With creative confidence, they become comfortable with uncertainty and are able to leap into action. Instead of resigning themselves to the status quo, or what others have told them to do, they are freed to speak their mind and challenge existing ways of doing things. They act with greater courage, and have more persistence in tackling obstacles.”
“Geshe Thupten Jinpa, who has been the Dalai Lama’s chief English translator for more than 20 years, shared an insight with us recently about the nature of creativity. Jinpa pointed out that there’s no word in the Tibetan language for “creativity” or “being creative.” The closest translation is “natural.” In other words, if you want to be more creative, you just have to be more natural. We forget that back in kindergarten, we were all creative. We all played and experimented and tried out weird things without fear or shame. We didn’t know enough not to. The fear of social rejection is something we learned as we got older. And that’s why it’s possible to regain our creative abilities so swiftly and powerfully, even decades later.”