If you are seeking to be more creative in 2013, I strongly recommend Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. I spent this past weekend reading and re-reading this unconventional little book, and it was a revelation.
Above all, it reminded me that the opposite of “garbage in, garbage out” is “ideas in, ideas, out.” Or “brilliance in, brilliance out” if it’s a really good day. Your mind is what you feed it. So be happy if you have endless curiosity about what smart people think. I certainly do.
If you want to be more creative this year, read, watch and look at smart things. “Ideas in” yield amazing ideas from you. The more you fill yourself up with an array of brilliance, the better thinker you will be.
New year’s resolution? Steal like an artist.