Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist and professor Neil Frude who has begun working with ad organization Havas Worldwide London to provide "positive psychology" training to the agency’s staff.
Creating may often include anxiety and other sorts of fear. We need to develop courage and learn how to deal with these feelings to be more fully creative.
One idea from Eric Maisel: “All day long we’re supposed to get things right: pay our bills, pick up our kids, and so on. It is very hard to move from this everyday mindset to a creative mindset where huge mistakes and messes are permitted and even welcomed."
We often hear people saying that the grass just looks greener on the other side of the fence. That our grass is just as green or greener. But that’s not always true. Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence.
Who doesn’t like being praised for a job well done? No one that I can think of. It gives you that boost of confidence. Puts a little pep in your step. Brings a smile to your face. If it’s done properly.
If you see someone frowning, head bowed, shoulders slumped, it’s a fair bet they’re feeling low in confidence. But which came first: the slumped shoulders or the bad mood? Your body language doesn’t merely reflect your emotions, it’s often the cause.
Over the years you’ve developed a set of beliefs based on what others have told you. The problem is, many of these people weren’t telling the truth. They were merely repeating the little, seemingly innocent lies someone else once told them. Now, the false beliefs they’ve ingrained in your mind are impeding your potential and holding you back from the life you’re capable of living.
Here are twelve lies you’ve likely heard and the truth that will set you free:
Stress isn't out there -- it's how you respond to stress that determines your experience. Thoughts and words are a critical part of that because they mirror how you interpret what's going on around you.