Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
The more you create, the more you want to create. Once you begin, ideas seem to flow; one creative thought leads to another and then another. Our productivity however, is hampered not by a lack of ideas but by not having sufficient time to explore and develop them.
Bringing ideas to fruition requires that we remove ourselves from the ongoing demands of some responsibilities even if just for a while. Reclaiming our time also means that periodically, it is necessary to remove our focus on outside stimulation, however enticing all the information might be, and move into what could be valuable nuggets in our minds waiting for our attention. To create without interruption, we have to shut ourselves off at times from the ongoing exterior noise.
There is more to life than increasing its speed. (Mahatma Gandhi)
We haven’t the time to take our time. (Eugene Onesco)
For most creative people, finding sufficient time to create is an almost constant problem, one I have often discussed or written about, for example:
In Chicks Connect, a Global Community of Women “HOW MUCH TIME DO WE NEED TO CREATE?
On Rachel Rofe’s Podcast: HOW TO CREATE EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TIME:
What a glorious swirl of verdant green! The vibrant, bounding, prodigiously biodiverse, creative ‘Half Earth! The intertwining, synnovating, giving-and-receiving neural network of the creative ‘Half Earth’! The ‘Half Earth’ with time aplenty, in an age of positivity!
What wonderful observations and words, John! You connected so beautifully the fleeting manifestation – a let-us-dance together invitation, really to WHAT COULD BE – from the WORLD OF GLIMPSE – presenting in your words as “a glorious swirl of verdant green”. “Glimpse” is awed by your ongoing work together with your team of deeply-committed earth-visionaries such as Maarten de Wit, and all those involved in ensuring a future for Edward O. Wilson’s HALF-EARTH: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.