Sometimes creativity and the act of coming up with ideas gets a little overdramatized. You know where people are always pacing around anxiously and chewing pencils. Like it’s some titanic struggle.
it’s not. and it shouldn’t be.
Another thing that tends to get overplayed is the act of having a GREAT idea. that isn’t really that hard either. it’s not EASY. But neither is it hard as it’s made out to be if you know what you’re doing.
but the first step in having great ideas regularly is, alas, a toughie.
you see you first have to spend years and years and years doing absolutely nothing but trying to have great ideas. and ideally having a few along the way.
it’s the same thing that makes a great bricklayer a great bricklayer: repetitive practice.
there are no short cuts.
but once you have the experience bit down the ideas tend to come a lot faster. and you’re more discerning.
so it all tends to go a bit quicker after a while. but it’s quite a long while.
sorry if the headline was a bit misleading.
no quick fix here!