“The best working definition of creative I have is ‘When work and play become the same thing’. When that happens, you’re in flow. When you’re in flow, things are created.”
Mr. MacLeaod offers thirty tips on how to be creative. My two favorites are:
3. Put the hours in. Doing anything worthwhile takes forever. 90% of what separates successful people and failed people is time, effort and stamina.
10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece on the back of a deli menu would not surprise me. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece with a silver Cartier fountain pen on an antique writing table in an airy SoHo loft would SERIOUSLY surprise me.