“An essential aspect of creativity
is not being afraid to fail.”
~Dr. Edward Land
The Creative Mind
Retain a childlike curiosity with the world. Be curious.
When an idea hits, have the courage to follow it.
Intellectual Courage -
Strive to go beyond the conventional.
‘We’ve always done it that way’
Take time to daydream & ponder
“Ideas won’t keep.
Something must be done
1: Fear of sounding silly
2: Fear of rule breaking
4: Lack of passion
5: Fear of messing up
1: Be anything but mediocre
2: Challenge your comfort zone
3: Respect the process
4: Trust your instincts
5: Embrace your inner child
“Curiosity about life in all its aspects,
is the secret of creative people.”
“All of us can call up originality
from within our minds through
training and encouragement.”
“If at ﬁrst the idea is not absurd,
then there is no hope for it.”
“To get to the center of things
sometimes you have to go to the edge.”
“I can’t understand why people are
afraid of new ideas.
I’m afraid of old ones.”
“You must learn the rules,
so you will know how to
break them properly.”
“We become creative when we realize the
inﬁnite possibilities within us and when we
understand that our function is not merely to exist
but to contribute to life, to improve it, and to make
it more meaningful to others.quot;