Creative thinking requires just one thing: contemplation. This means getting beyond the distractions of social media; getting beyond the need to fill up your empty time, between work and taking care of family and friends, with TV, or drinking or eating out too many times in one week. Contemplation requires a form of relaxed focus. And focus is in short supply nowadays with so much vying for our attention.
I’m concerned with rebellion. Not destructive rebellion but creative rebellion.
John S. Couch
Today’s quote is taken from the first chapter of The Art of Creative Rebellion: How to champion creativity, change culture and save your soul by John S. Couch.
I am really keen to get my hands on this book! Has anybody read it already? Rumors go, Couch held a talk about creativity and people were so keen on what he had to share, that he just ended up writing a whole book. It seems so easy for some, doesn’t it?
Have a creative week. Maybe make time for some contemplation …