Routine, Creativity and President Obama’s U.N. Speech

…creative people organize their lives according to repetitive, disciplined routines. They think like artists but work like accountants. “I know that to sustain these true moments of insight, one has to be highly disciplined, lead a disciplined life,” Henry Miller declared.

David Brooks examines the irony of creative thinking, concluding that while creatives think different they also do so every day.  Such repetition mimics the rigidity of other jobs such as accounting.  Creativity is therefore predictable for the sake of inculcating different thinking.

As Maya Angelou said: 

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.