Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Creativity vs. Focus
Several weeks ago I blogged about ideas. And several weeks ago I blogged about the importance of having (and needing) focus.
Since that time, I have learned how to harness my creativity even more. This is very important, and it feels good because I am a highly structured individual. Oftentimes, creativity and structure don’t coexist very well.
And now I have a challenge. My ideas and my focus are in conflict with one another. I prep my To-Do List, and I think that I am all set and ready to work. However, in the middle of my work, I start getting all of these ideas. I mean they come out of nowhere. Is this what it is like to have a preference for conceptual thinking?
I have an insatiable need to be organized. Doing so, keeps me focused. I need it because I have so many projects that I am working on this month.
I am not complaining. I have been on this quest to become more conceptual for quite a while. Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, says we are living in the Age of the Right Brain. If this is true, and I don’t doubt him, creativity is more important now than ever before. Therefore, I must work through this challenge and continue on with my journey.