Open Your Mind

So remember this, when you engage in the creative process and something comes up that you didn't intend, don't be so quick to discount it as being wrong. It just might be better than what you intended.

And, to those in management, if your charges come back to you with something you didn't ask for, before you dismiss it out of hand, take a good look at this new idea. It just might be better than the idea you were looking for in the first place. It could be accidental genius riding a white horse to the rescue, and maybe you don't want to look this gift horse in the mouth.

Timeline of a great idea (continued)

Timeline of a lousy idea (continued)

Cheat Notes for Chapter 14: Accidental Genius

A big part of being a highly realized creative person is having an open mind and being able to recognize great ideas even when you aren't looking for them.

New ideas almost always come about in one of two ways: when someone thinks up a new idea and when mistakes happen.

HZ

If you stick slavishly to what you planned to do, you could miss better opportunities that might pop up along the way.

-•

If something comes up that you didn't intend, don't be so quick to discount it as being wrong.

The most highly realized creative thinkers are open to the gifts of accidental brilliance.

0 0

Post a comment