Quote of the week

“Whenever I start working on a song, I immediately try to forget everything, to empty my hands and head of anything that may be hanging over from another song or album. I try to approach it like, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever played guitar. What am I going to do?”

– The Edge, U2

This is basically the idea of Shoshin, or beginners mind.

2 Responses to “Quote of the week”

  1. Theo

    Great thought, you can not draw something new if you have a fulfilled painting in front of you, you need a big white canvas!

  2. Sean Crawford

    I could call this putting “being creative” over “being efficient.” On a related note, at work I put “being human” over “being efficient.” It is amusing when I am training someone and I keep having, for split seconds, to think and guess as I go. The alternative is to efficiently treat my client like an object.


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