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How to be creative

How to be creative
Accept that you’ve got the creative urge and it’s never going to go away. Make friends with it. Drink some tequila if you need to. Commit to the process. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Unless of course it was built by aliens. Engage! There is a gap between where you are and where you want to be. You eat the elephant one mouthful at a time. Creativity happens in the relationship between you and your medium, whether it’s the violin or writing or painting or puppetry or interpretive dance or start-ups or some combination thereof (interpretive dance puppetry, which I hear is wildly underrated). Find your tribe. Avoid toxic people. Seek constructive feedback. Master your tools. Master the difficult. Celebrate your progress, step by step by step. Embrace your limitations and constraints. If you don’t have any limitations, make some up. Develop creative rituals. Control your space. Be imperfect. Reframe failure. Go for bold heroic failures. Be solitary. Be social. Feed your head. Be a freak.

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