Inspiration: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity


Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, delivers a remarkable TED Talk on creativity.  Watch it here:


While I did not like her book, her TED Talk is funny, thoughtful, and engaging.  After her successful text, Elizabeth Gilbert says people treated her as if she were “doomed” and talked about the pressure of creativity after a bestselling book.  The “fear-based” reactions to being an artist are what stops the creative process, and I love Gilbert’s idea that we all have a genius living inside of us instead of the idea that we ourselves are geniuses.  It takes the pressure off of the creative process.


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