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- Publisher: Become a Writer Today; 1 edition (October 30, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LYJC4ZN
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The Power of Creativity (Book 1): Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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I particularly liked the author’s suggestion of writing a personal mission statement. Many people think mission statements are just for businesses, but the way the author presents the idea here makes perfect sense. I loved that he shared his own mission statement in the book. This exercise alone is a creative activity that can easily be used as a jumping off point for many other self-discovery themed projects.
The Power of Creativity is an engaging pep talk of a book that has already given me some new ideas to increasing my own creativity. I'm already looking forward to Book 2!
by Bryan Collins
For artists and writers who are just starting out, this book is priceless. For those who have been there and done that, not that much because they have already experienced the fears and jitters at the onset of an earlier work and hopefully they have learned from the experience alone. Some of the ideas in the book have also been mentioned in other motivational literature.
Still, the writing is very good, the encouragement valuable, and the motivational sections that target the finishing of one's work are truly helpful.
I enjoyed reading the book and I recommend it to any newbie who hasn't completed a painting or hasn't yet finished the first draft of a written work.
As someone who has read numerous "how to" books over the years on the aforementioned topics, I approached "The Power of Creativity" (once I ascertained what it was really about) by asking myself, "Does this book break any new ground?" In the end I realized that most of what the author says (other than the specific examples he uses) can be found in other books. This doesn't mean that a person shouldn't read this book. Even books that present material readily available elsewhere can say something in a new or different way, perhaps getting a person to think about something he or she has never considered before. And even one important takeaway can prove invaluable to a reader. So, for that reason, this book is worth reading. And it's definitely a worthwhile book for someone who has never read anything of substance on how to get motivated to do the tasks necessary to achieve a goal. The main reason I rate this book as a Four Star rather than a Five Star book is because in my estimation it is on the level of quite a few other books that are good but not outstanding or unique in any significant way.
Now, I’ll be 82 years old, not young, old in a few months, and that’s Okay. Careening towards eternity doesn’t mean one still can’t learn a thing or two. And indeed one should.
This carefully written book provided me insights, encouragement and clever practical steps to be taken to explore old dreams, old ambitions. It helps one generate youthful enthusiasm, consider new fields, and reconstruct age-worn habits to take on all the tomorrows that lie ahead with renewed confidence and vigor.
Now we are all different; different ages, different health and financial realities.
The one thing we have in common is that we all have a future to live. It’s coming whether you want it to or not. Why not prepare for it? This book will help.
Dreams, sometimes deeply buried, which we all have should not be allowed to lay fallow. I think this book is a shot in the arm or a kick in the pants, you select which one, to get you on a positive path to achieve your goals -- regardless of your age. (Check back with me in 10 years,)
Good book, well-written, chock full of practical suggestions. A great gift for a young person -- nay, for any person – including yourself.
NB: Dr. Mellander was a university dean for 15 years and a college president for 20.
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