The thing about a clean sheet of paper…is that it still has edges.
It’s tempting to believe that creativity comes from starting fresh. But even when we start fresh, we approach projects and problems with self-created boundaries.
You can’t do real work without edges, without something to leverage, but those edges don’t have to be the same edges as everyone else uses.
Creative people often excel because they change the shape of the clean sheet.
(via Seth’s Blog)