Monday, September 10, 2007

Creativity is the art of expanding possibility


Creativity for Critical Thinkers
Anthony Weston


Congrats! You have achieved the first breakthrough. It may be quite normal if you feel like stopping now, but don’t. “Our single greatest temptation is to stop as soon as we make a first breakthrough, as if some sort of final exam has been passed and now there is nothing more to be done,” writes Anthony Weston in Creativity for Critical Thinkers ( http://www.oup.com/ ). But don’t fall into the trap of such a complacence, he exhorts. “In fact we have usually only taken the first step of what could be many more. We’ve only cracked open the door. Real creativity only begins with the first breakthrough. Walk through that door — and keep going.”

No comments: