I’ve read two of Daniel Pink’s books: A Whole New Mind and Drive, and found them both fascinating.
I’ve also read quite a bit about these studies on motivation, also quite compelling.
When it comes to creativity, incentives force us to try way too hard. We limit our scope of imagination and intuition with the horse blinders competition and prizes place on us.
We think too much. And creativity is far less cerebral than one might imagine.
We also put our own limits on creativity … we’ll start this or that when the busy season ends at work, or when the little one gets into full-day kindergarten, or when there’s a little extra money laying around (like that ever happens).
We limit our resources just by our perception of the outside limits.
Fear alone is enough to install strict horse blinders. Think about it, that’s how we survived as a species. When a lion is chasing you it’s hardly the time to start thinking outside the box.
And yet, we are the only species who can bring about fear simply by thought alone.
It’s no wonder that most of us feel estranged from our intuition and creativity.
I leave you with this: Check out Dan Pink’s vid. It’s cool stuff. And this whole thing about fear, action quiets that;)
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Kat Hurley is a transformational author, speaker and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo!