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When Planning is Planning to Fail - A Case for Creativity Off the Cliff

When Planning is Planning to Fail - A Case for Creativity Off the Cliff | Unplug | Scoop.it
"The job -- as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy -- of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it."

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J Ruth Kelly's insight:

In the writing life (and often in general daily living) Ironing out our plans turns out to be a creativity killer. Dani Shapiro tells her own story of writing and how it's not about certainties as much as it's about embracing uncertainty, leaping into the unknown in order to birth great things.


Hard work combined with...


1. focus

2. diligence

3. integrity

4. honesty

5. optimism

6. courage...


"just might produce something good" says Shapiro. Whether writing, unplugging or recharging your life, story after story reveals more about grit and less about talent, more about creativity and less about planning. 


For more on creativity and writing, you might enjoy: http://sco.lt/8zpOG9

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Facing Facts - A Path to Growth & Character

Facing Facts - A Path to Growth & Character | Unplug | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
J Ruth Kelly's insight:

Befriend life's harsher layers and make peace with your more brutal challenges. These 10 habits outline some of the tougher truths of life. 


Worthwhile considerations include:


1. Happiness you can touch or happiness that is touching.

2. Acceptance of disapproval.

3. Avoid risk at your own peril.

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