Creative Constraints

More options don’t always lead to better outcomes.

A blank slate at the beginning of a creative project sounds enticing, but often that excitement gives way to overwhelm and indecision. With so many possibilities, how do we move forward?

To get (or keep!) moving, it’s helpful to have constraints. Take options off the table. Give yourself limits, such as the amount of time or money you’ll spend on a project, or rules around how often, when, and where you’ll show up.

Giving your project limits frees you to get creative with what you do have.

Sometimes, narrowing one lens is the best way to open another.