“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” – John Cleese

Among the many gems John Cleese shares, he outlines “The 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative.”

1 – Space

“You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.”

2 – Time

“It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.”

3 – Time

“Give your mind as long as possible to come up with something original.”

4 – Confidence

“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.”

5 – Humor

“The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.”

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  • Peter Wassmuth

    Wow! I’m a big Monty Python and John Cleese fan.
    This one I have missed out totally.

    By nature my brain usually works in this way.
    Hopefully someone, one day, will putt this up
    on air time around the world (Hacking) every day
    for a year.

    THEN! perhaps, hopefully, maybe, we can se some
    changes of our planet’s future! Instead of destroying it!

    PS: If you can see the video here! Its on VIMEO to 😉

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