The Liberating Effect of Not Knowing

When you start out in a career in the arts, you have no idea what you’re doing. This is great, people who know what they’re doing know the rules, and they know what is possible and what is impossible, you do not and you should not.

Neil Gaiman

Being naive is essential in the creative journey. Without preconceived limits, you can explore, innovate, and ultimately push the boundaries of what is possible. This allows you to navigate where no guidelines exist and new art forms and expressions are born.

Creativity is boundless. Every step toward it is a step away from the familiar and a challenge to the ‘impossible’ beliefs that conventional thinking imposes. The road is less travelled, and it is less travelled for a reason. It is often strewn with unforeseen challenges and hurdles, but if you are not aware of them, you cannot be held back and tackle them as they come.

Listen less, explore more

Creativity is about coming up with new ideas and making connections between seemingly unrelated concepts and experiences. Don’t listen to experts about what you are supposed to do and how it is supposed to work. Mix and experiment. If it doesn’t work, you will find out; if it does, you have discovered something new.

Neil Gaiman’s counsel guides you towards achieving greatness and transcending the ordinary. Explore the limits of what’s possible and journey beyond the visible horizons of common sense. The power to achieve your dreams is in your hands, not necessarily in the hands of other experts – embrace it and make something great.