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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Habits are Dangerous

The danger of habits is that a person can become a prisoner of familiarity.  The more often you do something in the same way -- whether it's cooking a meal or managing a project -- the more difficult it is to do it in any other way. You get stuck in how you already think about things.

Roger von Oech, A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You can Be More Creative (New York: U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1990), 14.

2 comments:

Sah said...

how true. :)

scott saboy said...

I luv this book. very inspirational, much like Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People or Russell Conwell's Acres of Diamonds. But this one makes the gears of your creativity whirring all the more. I still have to prove though if I could put Oech's thoughts to practice hehe