Ask Questions

The creative person lives very much in his or her own mind. This is a mixed blessing. On the up side, it’s a working world and a lot of work gets done in thinking. On the down slope, there are limits to what you can get from within. To keep the balance, engage with others and open yourself to new information.

Ask, when you don’t understand. When you are curious. When you think you will learn something. Anything, really. Ask, and you will have something you didn’t have a minute ago. Something new to consider.

But more than this, your questions have opened a conversation. Removing yourself from yourself in this way—at least for as long as it took to inquire and hear the answer—will improve whatever it is that you’re working on.