I define creativity as ‘the ability to develop great ideas while under pressure.”
Pressure creates diamonds, so why shouldn’t it also create great ideas? But sometimes, pressure paralyzes creativity.
I’ve experienced it when writing under deadline pressure and writing under the pressure of my own high expectations. Over time, I’ve developed several tricks to stimulate my creative muscle and help me come up with great ideas for whatever challenge I face – whether it’s writing or figuring out how to arrange a busy family weekend schedule so that everyone’s needs are met. (more…)