A polymath is someone with multiple interests across a spectrum of subjects.
Hedy Lamarr was an actress, film producer, and inventor. She pioneered the technology that formed the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems.
Creative minds seldom resonate with traditional academic institutions. They are more likely to seek out the knowledge that interests them and do away with everything else. Prince taught himself to play piano at age seven, guitar at age thirteen, and other instruments subsequently.
Rejection is something that creatives must contend with. Most successful authors and bestselling writers have faced rejection from multiple publishers before finding one that gave them a shot.
The tendency for society to frown at the idea that a living can be earned, and a career forged in the Arts, is still a relatable phenomenon. Fortunately, the great creatives demonstrate a superpower in resilience.
J.K. Rowling was rejected by twelve different publishing houses before Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone found a home.
REST comes from the acronym Random Episodic Silent Thought. Andreasen’ discovered that in a state of rest, the brain is spontaneously reorganising and acting as a self-organising system. Nearly all of her clients claim to have their best ideas when their mind resembles this state. Paul McCartney claims to have written “Let It Be” in his sleep.
It may seem obvious, but it must be emphasized that highly creative people have a zillion ideas, and whilst they may not always be practical or successful, they are necessary in order for genius to rise to the top.
David Lynch is an ideas man. Although best known as a filmmaker, his creativity spreads to visual art, music, and writing.