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Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner

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Chapter 7. Discovering the Ways of Creativity

 

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

 
 --christopher reeve

A few years ago at my son's school, there was a power outage caused by a squirrel that (most unfortunately) got caught in the electrical wires. Typically, a teacher would quickly move past this sort of annoyance and get on with class. Instead, Noah's teacher had the kids put on their coats and go looking for the culprit.

A thirty-minute hunt in the adjacent woods yielded the desired outcome: they found the hapless animal. After a heartfelt round of "euwwww's," the teacher had her students form a circle around the dead squirrel. She asked one child ...

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