Don’t count on being original

It was a cool, gloomy night.

I remember sitting at my desk wondering what I was going to write.

All the good ideas were already taken. Everything said had already been said. What do I have to contribute to the general conversation about creativity? 

Would it just be better to not share anything at all? 

Everyone should already know about the basics of practicing creativity anyway (or so I thought). 

Then it dawned on me. 

If I keep writing for the sake of being original, I’ll never get anything down on the page. It’ll just be a dead end. 

However if I write with the goal of being helpful to someone else, I now have things to share. 

Moral of the story?

Don’t count on being original.

Instead, be helpful.

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