This is the eighth in a series of ten ideas about how to bring your creativity into the world. What if your first attempt doesn't work out? That's OK but forget about the old "try, try again" adage. Here's why:
8: IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, DON’T TRY, TRY AGAIN
At least don’t try the same thing again and again.
Hit yourself on the head with a hammer (you may imagine this instead of doing it if you prefer).
How did it feel?
Do you think it will feel any different if you do it again?
If you do, go ahead. How about now?
If at first you don’t succeed, try something different.
Continue until you find the method that gives you the results you really want.
Hey, it's a formula for success that really works!
Why don't more people do this? Probably because whatever we've done before is familiar. It's easier than trying something new. Sure, it doesn't work but we know how to do it, so let's try it again. You never know.
Except that you do.
(My book, Creativity Now, helps you develop a mindset that favors creativity, shows you methods for generating more ideas, gives you tools for translating your ideas into action, and inspires you with case studies of how others have achieved their creative goals. It's published by Pearson and available from Amazon or your other favorite book seller.)