Monday, 20 September 2010

The Dark Side To Creativity

Sometimes being too creative can cause problems with getting things done.

To further illustrate my point, i'll give you a little history lesson.

Did you know the ceiling of the Michelangelo's sistine chapel contains more artwork then the entire surviving catalogue of Leonardo Da Vinci?

Why is this? 

Leonardo was a serial procrastinator, despite his unworldly talent he actually struggled to complete his works, according to historic writings.

And why is that?

Leonardo was an absolute genius in many, many fields. He made strives in anatomy, writing, engineering, painting and in many more avenues. 

In short, it seems he had so many great ideas on his mind, he could not FOCUS on what he needed to do. 

Michelangelo on the other hand, was focused, passionate, obsessed on sculpting and painting. He is known for being the most best-documented artists of the 16th century due to his cheer volume of sketches, art and writings. 

So, if you want to achieve more results, try focusing on one thing at a time.

Louis Napolitano

Monday, 6 September 2010

Detach To Double Creativity

Unplug yourself from your desired result, saying to yourself “I’m going to do this, this big” or “I’m going to use this certain technique” creates tunnel vision.

Tunnel Vision vs. Creativity = Unproductively

The brain is an amazing thing, when you picture something in you’re mind, it will do everything in its power to get it done.

That sounds good right? Only sometimes. If you don’t have the skills, materials or the mindset, this could lead to BIG failure and a knock in you’re self esteem.

Keep you’re options open. 

Louis Napolitano