Are distractible people more creative?Posted: 12 October 2010 Filed under: productivity | Tags: creativity, focus, self-discipline Leave a comment
Are Distractible People More Creative? Jonah Lehrer, Wired Science
He says it right: “We need to be ruthless about throwing out the useless stuff.”
How do great authors write? And great painters paint? They focus. Distraction might flit an idea in your face, but it doesn’t have the power to lead anyone to great production. Just more distraction and dissipation.
Discipline, however, plays a much greater role:
“I write when I am inspired. Fortunately inspiration strikes every morning at 9 a.m. sharp.”
– Somerset Maugham