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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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Resilience Revealed... Working With Adversity & Acceptance

Resilience Revealed... Working With Adversity & Acceptance | Unplug | Scoop.it
Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo they bend but rarely break. How resilient...
J Ruth Kelly's insight:

What distinguishes the resilient from the not-so-resilient? According to some research, a paradoxical intertwining of somewhat opposing world views makes for a more resilient individual. You can take a realistic and yet optimistic, empowered approach to life and find yourself springing back more quickly from life's tougher challenges.

A few points...

1. destiny perspective

2. battle perspective

3. adversity impact

all make up the story of resilient living. You'll appreciate this article whether you feel you're resilient or not. For one thing, it points out an encouraging pathway for developing resilience.

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