As a writer and a recovering perfectionist, I sometimes find it hard to know when to stop. I can write, rewrite, then rewrite again… mulling over the perfect word or phrase for ages.
My dedication to detail may lead to a polished article, but it also means that I’m not as efficient as I might be, and some of my personal projects, that don’t need to be perfect, take far too long to complete.
That’s why I loved reading what Ed Catmull had to say in Creativity, Inc. about balancing creativity with effective boundaries. Our creativity can be stifled when we feel overly scrutinized, or up against impossible deadlines. But realistic limits can have a positive effect.
In this audio clip, taken from our review of his book, we hear how boundaries are set in one of the most creative businesses around – the Pixar Animation Studios, which Catmull co-founded and ran for many years.
Question: What limits do you need to get your creative projects off the drawing board? Join in the discussion below!