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Annie
Annie
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vasta
vasta

@Annie Thank you for writing and sharing this. I often have to remind myself that “creativity is not output” so this post was very resonant.

Annie
Annie

@vasta Me too! And weirdly, when I let go of worrying about output and focus on the creative as process, I end up with more output... ;) If we ever knew how much fear disables us we would never listen to it again.

richnewman
richnewman

@Annie That’s so true! My colleagues always ask how I manage to be so prolific, despite our teaching load. It’s about staying in the process, letting the process be it’s own reward. The output always follows.

agundy
agundy

@Annie I enjoyed how you separate the process from the output. It's very easy to focus on the output and not the doing. Thanks for the great read.

Annie
Annie

@richnewman That’s it! Trusting the process rather than worrying about the result removes 95% of the mental burden too (worry, self-doubt, etc.) so then we can focus and create. So much of being prolific is about internal thinking habits.

Annie
Annie

@agundy Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Separating process from output is really helpful for me.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Annie great stuff ... Thankyou ... saved to read again on a bigger machine ,, I tend to scan, not read, on a phone.

Have you ever heard the Gladwell podcast about creativity ... highly recommend it.

It’s called Hallelujah.