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