You Need To Embrace The Creative Spurt

Kevin Wanke
4 min readAug 22, 2021

Computers are amazing.

You plug them in, tell them what to do, and as long as they have consistent power and good data they will keep doing that over and over.

And over.

And over.

Humans are not computers. Humans are biological beings with attention spans and distractions.

Also, don’t forget those icky things called feelings.

No matter how exciting something feels, or how interesting a topic is right now, at some point, that interest and excitement will fade.

Think about it.

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You are surrounded right now by vast quantities of potential.

You could go write a program. Author a book. Create a life-saving device. Design an algorithm to end world hunger and save the environment.

Pick your poison here. The possibilities are endless. The world is your oyster and the opportunities abound.

Yet you are sitting there reading these words instead of doing something amazing.

Why is that?

Don’t tell me that you don’t have ideas. We all have ideas. Bizarre and amazing and wonderous thoughts tickling the edges of our consciousness day in and day out.

These concepts relegated to life in a dark crypt, in a fortified castle, behind a deep moat, on an island, surrounded by volcanoes.

You know, those small, teeny-tiny roadblocks to bringing them out into the light of day.

Yet, we all experience these fleeting moments where our ideas take flight and burst out in a shower of fireworks and things just seem easy.

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When those moments come around we must carpe diem and ride the wild stallion and go where the wind takes us.

The key to being successful is not in embracing and achieving incredible things when riding this…

Kevin Wanke

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