Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jill Badonsky Tells How to Make the Most Out of Your Rebelliousnes

Making the Most of Your Rebelliousness: A Quick Tip

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." ~ George Bernard Shaw

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who had read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made." ~ Oscar Wilde

Thanks, Oscar and George for those thoughts. But what happens when man AND woman rebel against themselves?
Being creative, in a sense, means rebelling because we are inventing something new rather than just accepting what's already out there.
As a creativity coach I frequently see the creative person set up time and intention to do something creative and then rebel against themselves by aimlessly surfing the Internet or watching TV passively for hours.

Here's a tip that works for me:
Take your calendar and actually write in it:
9-11 am Aimlessly Scan the Internet Googling such things as Chicken Mole', Edible Journals, How old Holly Hunter is, and the History of Safety Pins
6- 10 pm Have My Brains Sucked Out by Watching TV

and then... REBEL!!!! Instead of doing those things, spend some time, EVEN IF IT'S JUST 5 MINUTES, working on your creative passion. Rebel in the right direction. Tell yourself not to do something creative.. and DO IT ANYWAY.

Creativity Prompt:
May 6, 1851 Dr. John Gorrie patented a 'refrigerator machine'
What if you had to limit your subject for writing, art, photography, or music to your refrigerator? What refrigerator adventure would you write about? What photos would you take? What sketch would you make? What poem would you channel? What butter would you sculpt? Can you Photoshop something into your fridge.. like a landscape? space? or the family reunion?

Links for Fun
Creative Advertising from The Netherlands
The Voca People... Yikes!
Spread Random Laugher!
More Laughter

Visit The Awe-manac Blog for regular prompts

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