I saw this video on LifeHacker. I thought it was quite interesting, and funny. John Cleese takes creativity apart and tell us what's needed for creativity to occur. There are five important things:
- Space. A place where creativity can take place, away from what's keeping you from being creative.
- Time. He suggest an hour and a half once a week. The first half hour to get into the right creativity mood and the remaining hour to be creative.
- Time. Don't make your creativity sessions to short and refrain from grabbing the first creative idea that comes to mind. Wait for the best one that comes up before you have to decide which way to go.
- Confidence. Be prepared to make mistakes. Embrace them. You must allow yourself to make mistakes on the way to success. Be confident that it will lead to something good.
- Humor. Beeing creative isn't about looking serious. Humor is a path to playfulness and relaxation, which booth helps creativity.
If creativity is of interest to you, I suggest you take the 36 minutes to watch the video. Or, if you're in a hurry, read the transcript on Github.