10 Awesome Quotes on Creativity To Get You Back On Track

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1. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ―Sylvia Plath

2. “Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure. Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen. We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.” Maya Angelou

3. “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ―Albert Einstein

4. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ― Scott Adams

5. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ―Steve Jobs

6. “Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won.” ―Twyla Tharp

7. “A picture might be worth a thousand words but a good sentence is worth a thousand windows” Mati Klarwein

8. “In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book.” Junot Díaz

9. “If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.” Austin Kleon

10. “To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce

Ditch Your Thesaurus: A Writing Tip from Stephen King

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While perusing Lifehacker, I stumbled across an article that was a call to action from the ever great writer Stephen King.

Put away your dictionary, your encyclopedias, your World Almanac, and your thesaurus. Better yet, throw your thesaurus into the wastebasket,” he advises.

Now, I’m quite the fan of my thesaurus. The synonym tool in Microsoft Word is my best friend. I like learning and using new words! However, breaking your flow to replace a word can be detrimental to your writing, according to King. He says to fix it later; it’s not going anywhere.

Get the rest of the quote here.

Don’t Get Burned Out

With the semester coming to an end, we are all extra vulnerable to getting burnout. “Burnout” according to writer Adam Dachis is…

“Most demanding careers practically guarantee stress, but if you’re feeling completely exhausted, unable to concentrate, or as though you’re neglecting your own well-being, you may be suffering from burnout. It’s a very real condition that’s easy to ignore, but you can detect and fix the problem if you know what to do.”

In addition to defining “burnout”, Dachis also identifies its causes and gives tips on how to both avoid and recover from it in his article “Burnout Is Real: How to Identify and Address Your Burnout Problem”.

So if you are starting to feel exhausted and falling asleep at work or class, you can invest in more coffee or you can make a much healthier choice and check out this article.

Do I Really Have To Be On Social Media?

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The answer? You probably should. We live in a digital world nowadays, and being cognizant of the latest happening online can be incredibly beneficial, not only individually but also in terms of business.

This article from Post Crescent lays out several reasons why engaging on social media platforms is important for business, one being that connecting and interacting with potential customers on social media creates interest in your brand, and as the article states :

“While these reasons may not be why someone would choose to buy your products or services, it keeps them engaged and brings them closer to a purchase decision when the time is right.”

Definitely check out the rest of the article for more insights on the relevance of social media in today’s society.