If great ideas really were like lightening, we could just wait for them to strike. According to creativity coach Eric Maisel, tapping your inner genius means seeking out what fascinates you-and letting yourself get a little obsessed with it. In his book, Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions. He makes a case for losing ourselves in big ideas. That people tend to "waste their brains" worrying about the little things, growing numb with distractions and feeling spent-with not much to show for it. The antidote, to shift our focus from thoughts that are concrete but necessary toward the ones that are inchoate but inspiring. The reward for giving in to inspiration is a sense of fulfillment, purpose, and passion...Obsession was at the heart of the creative process. What is /are your obsessions?
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