“If you have talented and motivated people, they should be encouraged to work alone when creativity and efficiency is the highest priority.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“Throw a seed in the seemingly empty earth and watch life spring forth from the emptiness. Think of the creative artist. She knows that for all her searching, concentrating, and disciplined effort, the really exciting breakthroughs will come as inspirations from the emptiness.” – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living


“Stop and daydream once in a while. You need to let your imagination roam and give it a chance to breathe. It’s never too late for you to stop thinking creatively. Often it’s just lack of imagination that keeps you from your potential. Thinking of new ideas is like shaving: if you don’t do it everyday, you’re a bum. Have a constant flow of new, exciting, powerful ideas on which you act immediately. What you need is an idea. Be brave enough to live creatively.” – John Mason, Let Go of Whatever Holds You Back

“I will get in touch with the field of pure potentiality by taking time each day to be silent, to just Be, to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. I will sit silently and watch a sunset, or listen to the sound of the ocean or a stream, or simply smell the scent of a flower. I will enjoy the life of unbounded creativity.” – Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

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