Creativity: a short and cheerful guide by John Cleese
Thoughts and tips on what creativity is and how to cultivate it.
Let me first say that if you read at all and you are interested in learning how to be more creative, don’t read this post. Yes, this post will only take you 4 minutes to read. But the original book will literally only take you 1 hour to read. It’s very short, concise and humorous.
But if you put off reading at all costs, please by all means, keep reading my shortened version. I am writing this post for my benefit as a reference and because it resonates with me so I want to share it with you.
What is Creativity?:
1) “By creativity, I simply mean new ways of thinking about things.”
2) “Creativity can be seen in every area of life-- in science, or in business, or in sport. Wherever you can find a way of doing things that is better than what has been done before, you are being creative.”
3) “Another myth is that creativity is something you have to be born with. This isn't the case. Anyone can be creative.”