3 Lessons From History’s Greatest Geniuses That Will Make You More Creative

TIME

1) Reflect On What You Are Trying To Accomplish

Don’t rush in. Plan. Think about what you’re trying to do and what it takes to succeed.

Via Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Ghandi:

…the lessons that the rest of us can learn from individuals who are highly creative. I culled three: (1) Creative individuals spend a considerable amount of time reflecting on what they are trying to accomplish, whether or not they are achieving success (and, if not, what they might do differently).

2) Leverage Your Strengths. Ignore Your Weaknesses.

Forget being well-rounded. Double down where you are great.

Via Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Ghandi:

(2) Creative individuals leverage their strengths. They determine their strongest area and build their achievements around…

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