Even the expert scholars and practitioners in the field of Creativity and Creative Leadership, are habituated to the notion that the practices of idea formation or project visioning have no real value unless they deliver you to the destination where you believe you’re headed.
Those who have elevated to the realm of mastery or achieved the status of visionary, however, have come to realize that all Creativity and Leadership are about focusing energy in a general direction first, and then trusting that the natural outcome will be desired results and satisfying solutions.
This also means that they needed to leave the results-oriented point of view behind; they needed to embrace a self-centered approach to creation, instead. This “self-centered” approach we can learn to recall as PLAY: exploring, wandering, daydreaming, doing nothing in particular. Even play that is occurring with others (collaboration) is energy we have focused from within ourselves and have expressed outward toward the shared activity.
Creativity Practice: Remember back to some of your most gratifying experiences and make a list of all the learning moments and next natural steps that revealed themselves along the way.
For your listening pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxXBhKJnRR8