All over this wide blue world we're golng about our business in mostly humdrum ways. Each morning (barring surprise events) a new round of routine resumes. Boring, boring! But for highly creative people it's not so much a slog as a challenge as they try to sort out which road to go down next.
When people with heads full to bursting wake up they're not sighing over the boredom of the day ahead. You might think, lucky them. But when you have a head full of possibilities it can be a painful struggle to ignore the ones yelling out "pick me!" to focus on the one most likely to be fruitful.
How do they do it? Here's a great quote from film maker and writer Werner Herzog that I spotted at the wonderful brainpickings.org
Here's his take on finding the right place to focus on. "The problem isn’t coming up with ideas, it is how to contain the invasion. My ideas are like uninvited guests. They don’t knock on the door; they climb in through the windows like burglars who show up in the middle of the night and make a racket in the kitchen as they raid the fridge. I don’t sit and ponder which one I should deal with first. The one to be wrestled to the floor before all others is the one coming at me with the most vehemence."
Good luck, dear creative ones, with your wrestling this week!