Creativity Comes From Constraint

GoatI’m intrigued by the idea of creativity. Creative and innovation are the best and most widely available resources we have at our disposal. It’s free. It’s not limited in accessibility. It’s open 24 hours a day. I am constantly challenging myself and my students to look for creative solutions to problems.

And yet, one of the paradoxes of creativity and innovation is – it’s often best found in a setting of constraints.

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Overnight Success is a Myth

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It’s funny how often we see the success of others and assume because we’ve never heard of them before, they must be an overnight success.  This is especially true of mobile app developments and internet sensations isn’t it?

True, there are the occasional lightening in a bottle, one-hit wonders that seem to grace our newsfeeds, see Achy Break Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus, which eventually led to *sigh* this: http://youtu.be/UzUvi31kdZw

But in reality, success is a combination of hard work, persistence, and patience.

So make sure you are ready for the long haul.

Your vision should be grand, but the steps you take to get there will be long and at times uninspired.

Keep up the good work and grind!