“But a grown-up would always answer, 'That’s a hat.' Then I wouldn’t talk about boa constrictors or jungles or stars. I would put myself on his level and talk about bridge and golf and politics and neckties.” — The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
What if you could reignite your childhood creativity in a systematic way, to overstep self-imposed limitations and to discover what you are really capable of achieving? This week, I take a look at creativity from opposite perspectives — how we tend to kill it and how we can nurture it — starting with a recent study via CNN:
iStock by Getty Images, an online photo and video service, recently polled 400 "creatives" and found that 60% of them had "great ideas" in the past year, but didn't have time to follow through with them. Nearly three-quarters (70%) said they need more "creative time," and 63% said they're so busy doing mundane tasks that there is no time left over for "creative reflection and inspiration." Almost one in four (23%) said they spend only about two hours a day on creative work.
[Image via CNN.]