Singer Ed Sheeran says the reason he’s able to write some many great songs…is that he also writes so many bad ones.
It’s part of his creative process.
Ed compares his process to the flow of water in a pipe. The good ideas are in there somewhere, along with the bad ideas.
The only way to let the good ideas out is to let the bad ideas come out too.
The reason most people struggle with creativity is that they’re afraid to let the bad ideas out. They’re afraid of failing. Afraid of looking silly.
There’s also a suggestion that you begin to recognise what makes a bad idea and pattern-match the elements that make a good idea.
So, all in all, if you’re struggling with creativity…just let it all out.
The bad ideas and hopefully the good ones too.
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