A simple rule may put you in the right mindset to come up with an incredible idea, but rules also stifle creativity when they're too restricting. What helps you be the most creative? Lots of rules, just a few, or none at all?
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Matthew E. May , writing for creativity and ideas blog the 99u, asserts that the simplest rules are the best:
Our creativity is often determined by how actively engaged and focused we are. Sometimes our focus is dictated by the constraints, or rules, we apply to it. The more we focus, the more we create. The more we create the more we enjoy our work. And the more enjoyable, expedient, and efficient an experience is, the more meaning we give it. And here's the thing: the simplest rules create the most effective experience.
What do you think?