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Spark for the Fire: How youthful thinking unlocks creativity by Ian Wharton

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2. CREATIVITY IS TRANSFERABLE

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – MARK TWAIN

From early on in education we are taught that in order to become successful we should find a specialisation in our preferred field and stick to it.

“Do one thing, and do it well!”

Not only is this way of thinking continued throughout professional life, it is routinely amplified. Consequently there are millions of people missing out on things they are truly passionate about.

This advice doesn’t even have much historical precedent. Consider some 500 years ago telling Leonardo ...

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