How to scratch for ideas


Photo by L in Fukuoka, Japan

There are many ways to scratch for ideas as there are ideas:

The most common is reading. If you’re like me, reading is your first line of defense against an empty head.  … it’s how you keep your mind disciplined. 

If you monitor your reading assiduously, it’s even how you grade your mind’s conditioning; like an athlete in training. The more you read, the more mentally fit you feel.  (It doesn’t matter what you read. …) – reading generates ideas…  if I stopped reading, I’d stop thinking. It’s that simple.

Reading, conversations, environment, culture , heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won.

Excerpt from “The Creative Habit – learn it and use it for life” by Twyla Tharp

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