Every great idea started with just that – an idea starting. Creativity is necessary for creating, but how does one force inspiration? "The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it." – Dee Hock
The spark that leads to an idea is never really analyzed until it's unable to be generated. Once an idea has been created, it's the execution that matters – the act of expressing that thought. When you get over writer's block, it's not writer's completion – it's writing. And that is the most frustrating thing for me. Following through on an idea takes time; it's work and it's ongoing.
I'm currently on Week 7 of learning Machine Learning and it only took me 6 months to get there. Even as a math major, the idea of being able to create a model that completes work quicker than any human mind is much more exciting and motivating than the execution that's required. Regression and programming can only be so exhilarating.
Overcoming those speed bumps and carrying on is what is needed for progress, though. Even slow progress is still progress.
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2020