As a new week starts, I go over a few things that struck me in my reading in the past week. These help to carry me forward ~
“Always be reading; always be writing down new ideas. Ten ideas a day.” ~ James Altucher, The Power of No.
This practice helps me to be in the moment, which is always the point of power and thus creativity. It is an exercise for the creative muscle. It is the act of writing them down, purposefully, that helps me to see these ideas that I wasn’t at all aware of existing in my mind. The first couple of days I was dismayed that I could only come up with a list of three or four, but with persistence, I’m now listing eight to ten. It’s a lot of fun. Reminds me of the practice that I learned early on to make written lists of everything that could happen next in a scene. Working the creative muscle makes it stronger. Do it on purpose.
“When I want to read a good book, I write one.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli, as quoted in Eric Maisel’s book, Living the Writer’s Life.
“Truly profound power and peace lie in the ability to change my behavior to suit my needs.” ~ Anonymous.
Any of you have some interesting gleanings from the week?