By Hugh MacLeod
Hugh MacLeod's acclaimed web publication Gaping Void attracts 1.5 million viewers a month, and his publication, tips on how to Be inventive, has been downloaded greater than 1000000 instances. In forget about everyone, he expands his concepts approximately unleashing creativity in an international that regularly thwarts it.
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Of course it does. It’s more like, the better the idea, the more “out there” it initially will seem to other people, even people you like and respect. So there’ll be a time in the beginning when you have to press on, alone, without one tenth the support you probably need. This is normal. This is to be expected. Ten years after I started doing them, drawing my “cartoons on the back of business cards” seems like a no-brainer, in terms of what it has brought me, both emotionally and to my career. But I can also clearly remember when I first started drawing them, the default reaction when I started to show my work on the back of business cards was a lot of head scratching.
When I say, “Ignore Everybody,” I don’t mean, Ignore all people, at all times, forever. No, other people’s feedback plays a very important role. Of course it does. It’s more like, the better the idea, the more “out there” it initially will seem to other people, even people you like and respect. So there’ll be a time in the beginning when you have to press on, alone, without one tenth the support you probably need. This is normal. This is to be expected. Ten years after I started doing them, drawing my “cartoons on the back of business cards” seems like a no-brainer, in terms of what it has brought me, both emotionally and to my career.
Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. 8. Keep your day job. 9. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that ... 10. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth ... 11. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. 12. Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. 13. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you. 14. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.
Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod