Ever wonder how some people are so creative and productive? Well here’s a great post that highlights the tenets shared by creative productives (productive creatives?) across various industries. Surely some of this is applicable to pastors preparing sermons, seminary students writing assignments, and authors writing Christian books. In summary:
1. Break the seal of hesitation.
2. Start small.
3. Protoype, prototype, prototype.
4. Create simple objectives for projects, and revisit them regularly.
5. Work on your project a little bit each day.
6. Develop a routine.
7. Break big, long-term projects into smaller chunks or “phases.”
8. Prune away superfluous meetings (and their attendees).
9. Practice saying “No.”
10. Remember that rules – even productivity rules – are made to be broken.