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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Volume of output is an important variable. But there’s a dimension that missing from the analysis : What is the the total universe of composers ? There may be 1,000 composers but we only really listen to the top 3 : Mozart, Beethoven & Bach.
And that has to do with TALENT which is very unevenly distributed among mankind.
‘Procrastination’ generally involves guilt, dread, and trying to put the matter out of one’s mind.
In the video, he means something different : i.e. letting the concept marinate purposefully but leisurely in one’s mind while remaining open to new connections or ideas.
Purpose and time go hand in hand,things just don’t get done without a deadline and nearly every self help illustrates the importance of deciding a time to get something done.When u go too early,it matches with a perfectionist attitude and a need to have things done along with an overflow of info that suppresses creativity,when u go too late,u have too much stress and anxiety to be creative.When the time is right,u have the perfect mindset to delete whatever info is unnecessary as u don’t have the time to overanalyse well and just enough time to narrow down what matters which makes u work with less and this mindset of selective effectivity relaxes your mind to bring out creative ideas u can work out with what u have narrowed.
My thoughts to each:
1 - Yes, this is true. However, I doubt the message he's provided is clear enough to say exactly what makes someone an original thinker. All i've really seen is their ducks are in a row or an attribute of theirs(that is they aren't last or first when it comes to getting stuff done). So, they aren't the kind of students at school who panic about grades to get it done with the best grades, and they aren't the students who panic and do it last minute.
Also, yes the glasses company wasn't first.
However, they were first to doing their different thing.
2 - Yeah, when trying something new, i'd recommend you trying running a business venture as cheaply as you can. That way if it doesn't work out, the losses are minimal. And only start putting money back once its already paid you back.
Also, I agree with the future regrets thing. Also, its better to try and fail and not know at all.
3 - I agree. Thats why you should try it as cheaply as you can.
Also, I do agree with the statement regarding creative ppl do the most because they fail the most from trying the most.
Plus, I do agree to not write off ideas until you've tried it.
Nobody in their right mind would believe before Youtube that people could get paid to record themselves playing video games and make big money.
However, you never explained how to get creative.
I added the video of how to stop procrastinating on *watch later * list - So ,that makes me creative or a chronic procrastinator. ..lol..kidding.
I agree with moderate procrastination ,because we have synergistic thinkers or brains - most people.
Edison did not invent the lightbulb. He was a taker and had others on a team working for him. He then took all the credit. He was a taker and a narcissist. He also couldn't see the innovations that Nikola Tesla had and the extreme improvements they would make.
Thats not true, if we remove the words for democracy or oppression then talking about it will add a layer of difficulty between the mentalese and newspeak. Since both these things are very very abstract for people under an Orwellian society, it would be almost impossible if Newspeak is adopted to have the advanced thought of being able to escape such a government. We did not rediscover parliamentary, republic, or democratic systems until monks read about them in the renaissance.
it seems that finding new patterns and rules everywhere (even though there may be none) and presenting in a well prepared speech s a new trend. These presenters are either so ignorant that they cant see so many exceptions, or they feel so compelled to find a rule, that they choose samples that follow a rule/pattern that they discover.
This is my third time watching this, For me I am everything here. I was once panic monster, I also was instant gratification monkey. I found myself that both things only make me rush for the work and ended up not enough time. For the panic monster there is not enough time to think carefully, and for IGM there is not enough time to polish the project. This is because human start thinking about project unconciously the moment they got it. With the balance of working pace, take your time to look around while continually think about project and write down ideas from time to time then start working on project after you got the rough idea about what I'm gonna do. So that I could have balance perfect for each project, but the project will never be perfect that's why I learned how to let it go and keep move on. It's not something we cannot control, it's skill and we need practice in order to find balance.
Yeah, I had an idea to ask about something to ask to a patient with diarrhea syndrome being their work. I was not sure if it were right, but say it nervously anyway. One of my classmates, immediately rejected my lime of thinking making a little discouraged about saying it. Then our professor gave a look as if he was pondering the idea of questioning instead of just throwing it out, moments later, spoke "Dolores has good idea, but not in the conventional sense. Let's say we had a patient that works in a place where the patient constantly changed diapers, but doesn't wash hands properly.
I agree about making more givers, but what the one that used trust and abuse it. When was 10, had a female teacher that I gave my trust to, but instead of valuing my trust used it to verbally abuse me while the rest of the class went to recess.
7:21 Procrastination is a vice when it comes to productivity
7:23 but it can be a virtue for creativity.
13:17 The Edison Talking Doll, Doll's Theatorium - [audio] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5c52Fkq7c
1 - Procrastination:
Moderate procrastination increases creativity (because it gives our mind/subconscious time to ruminate on the idea).
2 - Fear and doubt:
Fear and doubt are natural - embrace them.
Idea doubt is healthy, self doubt is not. Use idea doubt to help refine your ideas. Rough drafts suck for a reason. Keep trying.
Our biggest regrets are our inactions, not our actions. Instead of fearing failure, be more afraid of failing to try. People regret the things they never did more than the things they failed at.
3 - Lots of bad ideas:
In order to have lots of good ideas, you will probably have lots of bad ideas too. Be willing to fail... a lot. In most cases, more failure equals more success. You won’t be judged for your bad ideas.
To be original, you don’t have to be first, you just have to be different and better (first mover advantage is mostly a myth). Don’t accept the default, look for a better solution.
Its not procrastination itself, but rather "distracting" yourself with other physical or mental tasks that are mildly mentally challenging. Something thats distracting enough for the subconcious mind to wander off, make new connections and then you have the inspired idea suddenly appear. The classic example of this is finding inspiration in the shower.
How does this guy not understand the difference between an "original" person and an innovator. Original literally means FIRST. Google wasn't original, since it wasn't first. Did he give his TEDTalk a "clickbait" title to make people believe he'd give them the secret to being original?
I see this problem alot in the manufacturing fields, where alot of old timers take it offensively if you dont do things the way they do, which is usually roll up ur sleeves and dive in frantically, often leading to alot of time spent later cleaning up, where if u take a few min. To think you save time in the end cause you make a more efficient process as you go rather than making something functional now but fixing it later, i.e what number is this... 1000000000000, vs, 1,000,000,000,000 sometimes it's easier to take the time and make the "commas" in life as you go rather than finishing quickly but left with extra work at the end