“Can’t focus? Maybe you’re a creative genius.
… scientists [have] found the first physiological evidence of a connection between creative thinking and sensory distractions…
… [they] found that poor ‘sensory gating’, the ability to filter unnecessary stimuli from the brain, correlated with a higher number of lifetime creative achievements.
Noise, in other words, aids inspiration.”
Every idea was O.K. Steve Ross had a wonderful philosophy – that people got fired for NOT making mistakes.
There is definitely something about paper that deepens focus. If I’m stuck trying to word something on my laptop I pick up a pen and notebook and instead try to do it in longhand. It usually works. Thoughts and ideas somehow seem to flow more freely than when you’re staring at a screen.