One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.Émile Zola
Have you ever got so much done on the last day before leaving for a holiday that you wondered where the energy and inspiration came from? Or have you only got your brain around a presentation the night before you had to give it, or even as you are making it?
Sometimes inspiration can come when we have very tight deadlines – and the more impossible it might appear to be to meet them, the more we strive to get it done. The very action of working quickly, because it’s essential, short-circuits some of the critical self which would otherwise seek to analyse and tinker with every aspect.
Try this exercise:
- Get pen and paper, or open up your word processor.
- You have one minute to write a story.
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This creativity tip comes from Build Your Own Idea Factory: 68 ways to boost your creativity and get inspired by David Norrington