Develop second order imagination
The prolific creator has a profound opportunity agenda, which is an inherent enterprise to notice creative opportunities, apply force and propel them into interesting directions.
He is obliged to carve his own path. To build his own leverage. To penetrate his boredom with himself and engage his own interest, lest the first whiff of meaninglessness derails him as he stands in the void between projects.
I remember the first time I strolled through the tunnel under the historic arch in my neighborhood park. The aesthetics were inspiring, the architecture was stunning and the acoustics were shattering. There was no way I wasn’t coming back with my guitar.
Three years later, I’ve not only become a weekly performer in that space, but I also wrote, produced, directed and starred in a this documentary about that place.
The point is, making art is work, but so is creating the opportunity to make it. We can’t be waiting around for somebody to greenlight our creativity. We don’t have to ask permission to innovate.
How could you manufacture your own creative opportunities?