This post is by Gregory Eddi Jones from Chase Jarvis Photography

Pablo Picasso once said, “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There’s no other route to success.” This sentiment resonates deeply with anyone who has ever grappled with the challenge of balancing creativity with structure. At first glance, creativity might seem like a free spirit, unbound by rules or routines. But in reality, even the most spontaneous creative bursts often thrive within a framework. While it might seem counterintuitive, setting boundaries can actually fuel our creative fires, rather than extinguish them. Childhood Rules and Their Impact Growing up, many of us were surrounded by rules. From household chores to academic guidelines, these structures were omnipresent. While they provided a sense of order, they often felt restrictive, especially when they seemed arbitrary or overly rigid. Over time, this can lead to a resistance to any form of structure, associating it with control and limitation. The Misconception of Unbridled Creativity Early in my creative journey, I believed that true creativity was spontaneous, unstructured, and free from constraints. This notion was fueled by the romanticized image of artists as untamed spirits, producing masterpieces in inspired […]

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