Summary of Why You Can’t Turn Your Creativity Into ANYTHING

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The speaker in the video discusses the importance of training and practice when it comes to developing creativity. He argues that one of the biggest barriers to creativity is often our own mindset, and that the key to success is understanding our creative impulses and developing a process to access them.

  • 00:00:00 The speaker explains that they have a lot of creative energy, but it is difficult to keep it up due to impatience and frustrations. He recommends practicing until you reach the "just practice" phase.
  • 00:05:00 The video discusses how video games can help or hinder creativity, and proposes that one's discipline and practice are important factors in creativity. It also argues that understanding what is happening in one's mind during play can help overcome creative blocks. The video finishes with a discussion of a person with creative issues, and how they use video games to ease their impulses.
  • 00:10:00 The speaker explains that the key to being successful in creativity is to have a strong impulse control and to be disciplined. He explains that, like with anything else in life, if you start off on an impulsive (bad) path, it's hard to stop. The key is to train your impulsivity so that you can have successful bursts of creativity without getting stuck.
  • 00:15:00 The author discusses the benefits of meditation, which can be used to train one's impulsivity. He also suggests that creating habits and spacing out one's creative energy are important factors in forming good habits.
  • 00:20:00 The speaker explains that creativity is a process that requires training and practice, and that one of the ways to train your creativity is to break it down into small, manageable goals. The speaker says that one of the biggest challenges in accomplishing creative goals is that the actions involved can often be impulsive and based on dopamine rather than rational thought. He explains that one way to overcome this is to create a schedule for your creative endeavors, and to make sure that the reward for completing a goal is not based on the action itself, but on the goal itself. He concludes the talk by saying that it is important to understand that creativity is a process that requires discipline and habit formation, and that the biggest barrier to creativity often lies within our own minds.
  • 00:25:00 Creativity can be difficult to achieve, but it can be easier to achieve if you make a habit of it. The author advises that creativity is not simply a product of "a to-do list" or "meditating," but rather a skill that can be developed with practice. The key to success is understanding your creative impulses and developing a process to access them.
  • 00:30:00 The speaker explains that creativity can go hand in hand with habit and that the problem is that we become outcome-focused instead of action-focused. He recommends that instead of focusing on becoming a best-selling author, artists should write the best book they can and not worry about the outcome.

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