The creative process

Joyce Meyer - American Charismatic Christian author and speaker

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

Roy T. Bennett - Author

The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.

Wayne Dyer - American self-help author and a motivational speaker

When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace.

Eric Maisel - American psychotherapist, teacher, coach, author and atheist

Creativity is the marriage humanity makes with eternity.

Ernest Holmes - American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader

Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.

Esther Hicks - American inspirational speaker and author. She has co-written nine books with her late husband Jerry Hicks, presented numerous workshops on the law of attraction

That nothing will come into your experience unless you invite it through your thought—with emotional.

Richard John Koch - British management consultant, venture capital investor and author of books on management, marketing and lifestyle

The way to create something great is to create something simple.

Ayn Rand was - Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being

Doing a kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise we have tested.

Esther Hicks - American inspirational speaker and author

You are the creator of your experience, and you must create your experience deliberately if you are to have the joyful experience that you meant to have. Unless you, in any moment, are seeing the world through the eyes of Source, then you are but a shadow of the Being that you’ve come forth to be. Which means, if you are doing less than loving whatever it is you’re giving your attention to, you are not who you were really born to be. Negative emotion means you’ve pinched yourself off, to some degree, from who-you-really-are.

Albert Ellis - American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

The art of love... is largely the art of persistence.

Paulo Coelho - Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Michael Bernard Beckwith - New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Beverly Hills, California, a New Thought church with a congregation estimated in excess of 8,000 members

Don’t look for your dreams to become true; look to become true to your dreams.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

We need to fall in love with the process, not just the end product of our work.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

You need to create space for your creative process to thrive rather than expect it to operate in the cracks of your frenetic schedule.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

Make sure that you’re nurturing your process. It’s the only thing you can truly control, and it’s the thing you’ll always have regardless of where you end up.

Bob Rotella - Consistently recognized as the world's premier sports psychologist. He has dedicated his life to helping coaches, athletes, business leaders, and salespeople use their minds and emotions to take them to the top of their chosen professions

Exceptional people, I have found, either start out being optimistic or learn to be optimistic because they realize that they can’t get what they want in life without being optimistic.

David Bayles - Accomplished photographer, author, workshop leader, and conservationist. He has studied with Ansel Adams and Brett Weston, among others, and has taught and written extensively in the arts for over thirty years

Your desire to make art -- beautiful or meaningful or emotive art -- is integral to your sense of who you are.

Austin Kleon - New York Times bestselling author of five books: Steal Like an Artist; Show Your Work!; Keep Going; Steal Like An Artist Journal; and Newspaper Blackout. Kleon's works focus on creativity in today's world

Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Hungarian-American psychologist. He recognised and named the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state conducive to productivity

The second reason creativity is so fascinating is that when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

This is the other secret that real artists know and wannabe writers don’t. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.

Brené Brown - American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host

To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.

Teresa Amabile - American academic who is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School

True creativity is impossible without some measure of passion.

Teresa Amabile - American academic who is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School

People are most creative when they care about their work and they're stretching their skills.