If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
~ Albert Einstein.
They say that geniuses do their best work amidst chaos and commotion. They say there is nothing orderly about prodigy minds and serious thinkers.
I tend to believe it. I mean, have you seen the desks, the white boards, or the working quarters of the most brilliant minds in history? It’s anything but organized! And it is not just the brains of a genius that produce brilliance in mayhem and mess. Our minds too seem to be far from orderly. Why is it that the most irrelevant thoughts and most unusual ideas come to us in the least likely circumstances and why do we go blank when we actively ask our brain to think and participate? Does order kill creativity? Does chaos bring out brilliance? Is our obsession with organization really just a way to distract ourselves from our real work in life? [Read more…] about Part 3: How to Organize the Ideas Worth Pursuing