There’s a lot coming our way.
And that’s one way to create things: take a look at that input, apply some process and then send it back. External output.
You may have to apply ‘a special touch’ or give it some thought, but ultimately it’s reactive — fitting your activity around the outside world.
The other option is internal output — looking within to find something worth pulling out. Some call it creativity, and it’s hard when the world is hurling shit in our direction.
“Stand guard at the door of your mind.” – Jim Rohn
Input influences output. Consume shit, produce shit.1 If you want to create better, consume better.
Of course I’m writing figuratively. ↩