Creativity vs Mastery.


C’mon Charlie, let’s get outta here

So now and then I get fed up…it just so happens it coincides with the passing of my favourite day of the year…Boxing Day

Boxing day is the only day of the year that is not a deadline

No one ever wants a job done by Boxing Day

All the hype and angst has passed for another year

The couch is a respectable place to hang out, the beach (in Oz) is your office

“Hey get of your backside and get to work!” said no one EVA! on the 26th of December

But I digress…where was I?

Oh yeah

So now and then I get fed up…

This time it’s the subject of creativity

This is apparently creative…   Image

Creativity vs Mastery.

“Ooooh I’m soooooo creative, you know. I have just so many ideas in my head. Creativity is the future. Creatives are sooooo underestimated. Creativity will save us all.”


Mastery will save us; 10,000 hours practicing your craft will save you.

Skill and learning from experts in their field will save you.

Understanding the concept of knowing what you don’t know will save you.

This is also apparently creative…


As is this…apparently


Now get creative and practice.

Oh and shut up with all the idea stuff

Just start!      (note to self)



Some Definitions for you, followed by a little clip


n., pl. -ter•ies.

1. command; grasp: a mastery of Italian.

2. superiority; dominance: mastery over one’s enemies.

3. expert skill or knowledge.

4. possession of skillful technique.

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.



1. Having the ability or power to create: Human beings are creative animals.

2. Productive; creating.

3. Characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative: creative writing.


One who displays productive originality: the creatives in the advertising department.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

I kinda like this approach to ‘Creativity’.

What say you?

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