Posts tagged ‘creative challenge’

Silence is Creative Gold

I have had executives and managers debate me on this point. It goes something like this: “But I get my most creative ideas in interaction with others; talking about the problem, arguing about it”. I understand this; it can be a valuable part of the creative process. However I maintain that it is a different phase of the process; that Creative Energy exists in silence, stillness, reflection and space. While you can stimulate and express creativity by being active, you can only access or tap Creative Energy by “non-activity”

And now, science agrees with me.

Continue Reading March 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm 4 comments

The Creative Force of Challenges

This suggests that not all challenges are created equal. Some are bigger or scarier than others. Or rather, we as individuals perceive some challenges to be greater than others. Like so many things, challenge seems to be in the eye of the beholder. Have you ever had a friend be in total angst over something, and while s/he is sharing it with you, you’re thinking, “Huh? What’s the big deal about that?” Then you know what I’m talking about!

Continue Reading June 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm


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