A Unique Way to Generate Your Best Ideas and Create Your Best Work

“What if you stopped thinking about your ideas as things you need to let out of you, but things you need to let in to you? Things you need to be ready to receive?”

This one resonated with me as someone who finds the best ideas come to me from interactions with external forces as opposed to internal ones.

Austin Kleon explores how to be ready to receive creative ideas including thoughts from Nick Cave and Tom Waits who both echo the importance of letting ideas come in as opposed to obsessing over getting them out.

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