Super Quotes #9 ― Love, problems = opportunities, and thinking like a child for creativity
Love (C.S. Lewis), problems = opportunities (Duke Ellington), and thinking like a child for creativity (D.T. Suzuki).
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"If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it."
― C.S. Lewis
Love is the most dangerous feeling in the world... but still the happiest one you can ever experience. Totally worth it.
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best”
— Duke Ellington
Every problem you encounter is an opportunity to improve:
Stuck in traffic? Practice patience and making the most out of mundane situations
Tough problem in business? Practice critical thinking, creativity, and developing new strategies
Feeling stressed? Practice controlling your emotions and calming your mind
Be positive and look to draw advantage from every situation you encounter.
“Man is a thinking reed, but his great works are done when he is not calculating and thinking. ‘Childlikeness’ has to be restored with long years of training in the art of self-forgetfulness. When this is attained, man thinks yet he does not think.”
— D.T. Suzuki
Society is constantly trying to push you into being a productivity machine. Being busy and having a packed schedule are seen as status symbols.
But creativity is more often sparked when you’re not thinking. Remember those times when you were in the shower and randomly thought of a great idea? Or maybe it was right before you went to bed, or in the middle of your workout, or during a relaxed walk in the park.
Your best thinking will happen when you don’t try to think, when you just live in the moment. Create more free-living moments in your life and you’ll find yourself thinking a lot more clearly and creatively.