"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Unfortunately, most of us learned to "act our age" as we grew up.

This meant abandoning some of the most natural & powerful high-energy stimulants available to us.

Learn to let the inner child live & play.

Here's an interesting list of "childhood characteristics" - from creativity consultant Ann McGee-Cooper, also author of 'You Don't Have to Go Home from Work Exhausted!' - that encourage personal creativity, & that frequently get lost in adults:

1. Seek out things that are fun to do;

2. Jump from one interest to another ~ it's OK!;

3. Be curious & eager to try out new things;

4. Try to smile & laugh a lot more;

5. Experience & express your emotions freely;

6. Be creative & innovative in every possible way;

7. Stay physically active;

8. Constantly growing ~ mentally & physically;

9. Risk often - not afraid to keep trying something that you aren't initially good at & aren't afraid to fail;

10. Rest when your body tells them to;

11. Learn enthusiastically;

12. Dream & imagine;

13. Believe in the impossible ~ Impossible is Nothing!;

14. Generally don't worry too much about things around you;

15. Get passionate in all your pursuits;

Food for thought:

"If you want to be more creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity & invention that characterises children before they are deformed by adult society."

~ Jean Piaget (1896–1980), Swiss developmental psychologist well known for his epistemological studies with children;

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