Slow, big ideas
Curt Rosengren on Creativity
'These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as: 'I see where I can make an annual cut of $3.47 in my meat budget.' But they have no slow, big ideas.'
- Brenda Ueland
I would venture to say that with our instant gratification culture, we tend to lean toward the little, sharp, staccato ideas. But it's the slow, big ideas that provide direction and a vision to move towards. Without those slow, big ideas, the staccato ideas end up being little more than random bursts of energy. Kind of a hamster wheel effect.
How do you slow down enough to give yourself time to cultivate the slow, big ideas? What helps to raise your focus to the bigger picture?