How to Be Less Human
One of the most difficult things about being creative is to stop yourself from being human. It’s one of the hardest things to get past, but it can be done. The key is to identify why you are so human and begin working on a strategy for becoming less human in your life. I call this “becoming Less Human,” and it is the most important piece of the puzzle that people need to understand when they want to be more creative. (I am talking about academy awards in the future)
When we start to become less human, we become much more creative because we don’t have to deal with the anxiety that causes so much of our creative failures. When we allow ourselves to be less human, we also become more confident. We know that the world is ours, and we don’t have to fight every battle head-on. This confidence allows us to solve problems, make art, write, and do almost anything that comes to our minds.
“Becoming More Human” is the key, but many people get hung up on the part about having to put more effort into doing something. I’ve always found that hard work, as long as it is being used productively, is the best reward. When you stop being human and start being more creative, you will see how much more creative you can be. Writing, reading, and thinking starts with hard work, but it doesn’t end there. Start working on becoming less human, and the rest will follow.