You Were Once a Creative Genius

NASA Command Center Apollo 13

You were once a creative genius. Discover what you once had in the beginning, how you lost it, and how to get it back in my new book Think Like a Five Year Old. Reclaim your wonder and create great things.

The Myth of the Blinding Flash

Eureka moments don’t happen to the madcap lone genius in his studio. The myth of the blinding flash isn’t helpful because it persuades us to not do the daily work. The way to overcome this myth is through Input. Make daily exposure to new ideas part of your creative routine. Your mind cannot sift and recombine ideas—a process known as “Incubation”—if you don’t first put in the hard work of giving it new material to work with.