Looking for inspiration? Advice from the great – Part 1/2
Inspiration comes in all forms and shapes. But what to do when you feel stuck and inspiration is nowhere to be seen? Here’s some advice from Sting giving a TED talk about how to get over writer’s block.
In an interview in TED Radio hour, Sting is being asked how will he define creativity. Here’s his response:
The ability to take a risk, to actually put yourself on the line and risk ridicule, being pilloried, criticized or whatever. But you have an idea that you think you want to put out there and you must take that risk.
He goes on describing some of the most important insights about himself and how he managed to be a great creator. As a kid, he had a lot of time in the early morning -which was for him a very creative moment of the day- to dream of what he wanted for his future, so he was in a creative mood and this allowed him to fantasize and envision what he’d like to become.
When he got into a block and didn’t have the inspiration to write any more songs, he had to go back to the beginning to reclaim his creativity in what he called a “regression therapy”.
Why are you like you are? Why do you think the way you do? Why do you behave the way yo do?
Take a look at his TED talk for the rest of his story:
Stay tuned for more posts with advice from the Great.