How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."
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I'm unemployed and have some amazing ideas. Agree with browser. Chrome just gives what you want quicker and more often. You've got to be comfortable with people not liking you, in fact that is part of being original.
Great TED Talk. I am a procrastinator... Same as him. Spent my early morning playing games like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy III (USA), Zelda, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, and many other great games. It's helped me develop an artistic skill and in return now am working on my own game.
It's taken many years in the making, but it's a passion I've found. Something I one day want to do professionally, given the chance to go to college.
My point is I believe in this kind of thinking, and it's given me a new outlook on my own path.
Don't forget: BE AWESOME!
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8:03 happens because the first people are encountering a market that does not exist. It is normal for improvers or second movers to succeed as the market is set and there is a set demand for the product.
Whats interesting in most corporate environments promote just the opposite of everything Adam is saying that Original Thinkers do/act. Original thinkers are often viewed and treated by management as not being "Team Players".
MBTI types line up with authentic original people, and a form of procrastination. I, being INFJ, a lot of the time seem like I'm in failure to launch mode, but in reality I am previewing the goal from every angle I can. That way when I get started I have thought of everything, and more. It's as if I want to master something before ever starting it. That way everything goes smoothly, and I have time to be creative while doing what I am doing. Procrastinating beforehand also allows me to be creative then. I switch in and out of critical and creative thinking using both hemispheres of my brain. Getting stuck in one or the other would be the far ends of the curve. The "sweet spot" in the middle is where I am using both hemispheres switching back and forth. Doing this may SEEM to lead you of track, but it always comes around full circle incorporating new ideas. Hope this helps someone!
This is really on point. As a graphic designer who's tasked with creating compelling original work regularly, I can say that a lot of this is very true. It's about learning to reel in your doubt and procrastination and getting it to work for you rather than against you. Good stuff.
My experience is that a relax mind tends to wander and lots of unrelated ideas will pop up out of nowhere, that's creativity. When your mind is busy, stressed or panic, it freezes. This might explain why procrastinated people tend to be more creative. In fact, I would argue that the chronic procrastinated people are even more creative, they just didn't catch and materialize those ideas which disappeared as fast as they came.
Aside: The "I have a dream" phrase that MLK Jr. used came because Mahalia Jackson cried out to him, ""Tell them about the dream, Martin!" ~ King was really good at improvising and so he took it and improvised on the spot and the rest is history.
I HAVE THIS WHOLE NEW WORLD INSIDE MY HEAD, I'M SO SCARED TO PUT IT IN A NOVEL, OOOOOH MAAAAN HERE GOES, IM SO SCARED BUT HERE GOES, IT'S VERY DIFFERENT VERY NEW AND A TOTALLY ORIGINAL NEW THING, STILL SCARED BUT HOPE THIS NOVEL BECOMES AN ORIGINAL SERIES
I would not call it "thinking" I would call it cooking. I don't want to try I don't want to do anything accept ****** don't care to be original don't care to be extra ordinary don't really care to be anything don't strive for anything that will generate small fame of how you are glorious because really the light bulk guy is not anyone special he just did what he was made to do by God Himself.
14:01 "You may be wondering, how did this guy become great without doing a whole lot?" Because Wagner wrote a literally 15 hour, 4 part opera and tons of other giant works, so he still didn't really violate the rule that Grant layed out.
Hate to say it but his voice is quite annoying. It's artificially high and low (probably coaching). He sounds like a politician who's voice goes UP at the start of the sentence and down at the end. He constantly sounds anxious too.
some people need procrastination for motivation, it sounds contradictory but i am that way and let me explain. i am unable to measure time accurately nor realistically, and i unfortunately do not have an instilled sense of urgency, therefore i have to do what i have to do to function in this world where you need to be punctual in order to be a contributing member of society. when i am presented with a deadline, or say when i set up a date&time to meet someone, i have enough common sense to know the importance and detriment of committing myself to completing those (sometimes) daunting tasks within the limits of said timeframe. I do not understand the concept of time, and as a child i also didn’t understand the dire necessity to be punctual in order to progress in life.
Early on, I was often in trouble at school for turning in work & projects late or just flat out never turning them in, as well as being late to my classes. the teachers lectured me about the problems i would have in the future if i continued that pattern of behavior, not to mention the great deal of issues i was already having because of these. at that age, i heard what they were saying but did not have the capacity to understand the implications of their words. the future was an unfathomable concept and i did not have the means to plan ahead or ‘care’ about my school work, because i had a mental block preventing me from being able to comprehend the true reality, the significance of time and the ability to gauge it. i wanted to be a good kid and make good grades, i respected my teachers and they often told me i had potential because i absorbed the content and put forth the effort in class to do work, but would not turn in my homework or complete projects. i didn’t enjoy disappointing my parents and teachers with my low grades. basically, when the subject at hand was not tangible, like when i am home and not being made to think about it, the matter simply didn’t exist to me. therefore when i went home everyday from school, i was so in my head and crucially distracted by my immediate surroundings/stimulus that school was like another plane of existence, robot mode.
robot mode was something that had to be triggered by the setting i was in, a trance like state for coping with school and avoiding punishments, it was nothing i could induce on my own, as i was never studious, i just wanted to create and thrive in an environment where i felt like i belong.
so as i matured, after years of conditioning and trying to force myself to accept and attempt comprehending the importance of punctuality, i have developed a way of coping and working to overcome the issues i experience. deadlines are my best friend and worst enemy, when they are presented to me i keep them in mind because they are my driving force. until said due date i will store it away for later, the existence of my task will dissipate along with my stress and anxiety about having to do it. i will gauge how much time i need to complete my task depending on the intricacies required and i will begin from 2 days before, up to the nite before i must have something to show for myself. i will specifically dedicate those predetermined days to my task, rather than working on it in segments through my time limit. this way, the pressure, anticipation, and stress will push me through to completion.
it’s a phenomenon, rly. i get a burst of urgency, work diligently, i’m attentive to detail. i have to be thorough and creative as to make the project of quality and so it doesn’t appear rushed because procrastination is frowned upon and procrastinators know this, so often times they will be the ones with more intricate work as they do not want to seem irresponsible/unprofessional, because procrastination is associated with laziness, carelessness, etc. when in reality, lazy people are indeed procrastinators, but not all people who procrastinate are lazy/careless in their work, but rather they need the rush of anticipation or the fear of consequence/embarrassment in order to actually start on and finish a task.
regardless of how/why someone chooses to be punctual, the fact is that as long as they do what is necessary of them & make the decision to be where they need to when they are obligated, more power to them & great things can come from it.
What about Martin Luther ? The European Revolution was unleashed onto the globe when the Catholic Church was displaced by science. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted people to be judged on their character, not their race. Only sixty years later, we are formally judging everyone on their race. But he was a fake and plagiarizer that was allowed to pass on account of his race.
Part of investing is massive gambling anyway. You can find the same late to the party folks. And they fail. It's random for the most part... what does correlate, can they find access to capital... do they know influential people? Can they get law behind them to bring law suit against competitors... Apple did this to an extreme... then there's those that keep law suits at bay, like Goolge which has tons of money to fight law suits defending Youtube... if a smaller capitalized entity had youtube it would be relegated to literally posting home videos... forget about using the legal "fair use".
I assume Wagner did it by finishing compositions in his head. I do this with my art work. Within a very short period of time, and very little paintings, I have achieved a high level of painting. I will sort out a ton of designs, compositions etc.. and pick out ones that I feel have potential. I can sort through variations of that fairly quickly just by picturing the finished product. Then I stop at nothing to achieve that image, making necessary alterations as I see fit during the painting process. I will repaint parts many times over until I get it to where it needs to be, not settling for anything less than perfection.
i am a precrastinator
when i was at uni i, i set a record to finishing undergrad dissertation/thesis in the fastest time (4 months before the due deadline), but i submitted it later (slowly finishing it)
but there was few guys/girls who lieterally started it a month before the deadline ( i mean start from cractch) and got higher marks than me, at point i thought they were just more clever than me, but now to think of it, after finishing my first proper draft i became comfortable and was not really being creative!