3 Books Everyone Should Read About Creativity
Sometimes a book can be great…
…but I don’t remember any takeaways from it 6 months later.
Other books, I remember exactly where I was sitting when I read them and I continue to think about them weekly.
My life has changed as a result of pondering the lessons they offer.
These 3 books are the latter!
If you’re a creative who struggles with creativity (aka everyone sometimes) these book will super-charge you:
Book #1: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
- “Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge.”
- “If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it.”
- “Success is not a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
Book #2: The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael Singer
- “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”
- “The only true security in life lies in not trying to find answers, but in trying to live with the question.”
- “You can’t make anything happen, but you can let everything happen.”
Book #3: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- “The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.”
- “It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.”
- “Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.”