How questioning your thoughts and beliefs can help you find your muse?
THE NEED TO BE RIGHT IS THE SIGN OF A VULGAR MIND
Even if your are 99.99 percent sure of something, looking into that .01 percent possibility that you are wrong can end up opening your eyes up to new creative possibilities. When you stubbornly believe that your views on a matter are the only views, you can end up steering yourself away from a new creative perspective.
You could be wrong
Even if you are absolutely sure that you are right, there is a possibility that you may be wrong. Even if there is no doubt whatsoever in your mind that this is the way things are, that you are a 99.99% sure of something, there is that .01 percent chance that you may be wrong.
When it comes to finding creative inspiration, being absolutely sure in your opinions and beliefs can end up blinding you to your true inspiration. For example, a photographer who refuses to believe that digital cameras can take good pictures, might find himself missing out on a whole new way to explore their medium.
By accepting the fact that you might be wrong about something might help open your eyes to a whole new creative outlook and the different possibilities that might exist. For example, pretend you are a cook who believes beer is only meant for drinking. But, if you accept that you might be wrong and try it out, you might find yourself opening a door to a number of culinary possibilities that had not existed before.
Even if you are absolutely positive about something, by allowing that small chance in that your ideas are wrong and looking into this possibility might end up saving you both creative time and energy by allowing you to discover a flaw in your ideas. For example, let us pretend that you are a contractor building a garage, and you stubbornly believe that the measurements that you took for the footings are spot on. However, your right hand man convinces you that it is always better to double check your measurements. You measure again and find out that one of the corners was not completely square allowing you to easily fix a small framing problem before it becomes a permanent flaw in the foundation.