Thought for the Day – P. Picaso on Inspiration

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picaso

What’s the catalyst for creative inspiration? Years ago, Denise Shekerjian set out to unearth the answer to that question in her book Uncommon Genious. She conducted in-depth interviews with 40 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Award, given to those who demonstrate creative genius in their field. Her findings? Every act of brilliance was the consequence of “tedious plodding” and a lot of “earthbound effort.” Seems Picaso was right. We don’t get inspired to do work. We do work to get inspired.

Your thoughts? How has work fostered your inspiration?

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