The Prolific Amount of Creativity That Comes From Trying to Get Past a Creative Block

The latest animated episode of “The Science of Us” by New York Magazine explores how a creative block can lead to a prolific amount of creativity that would not otherwise exist, particularly when one loves the work itself.

It seems that those who are harmoniously passionate about their creative work are more likely to achieve the high goals they’ve set for themselves. You do it because you love it, and the accomplishments come along almost as a by-product of your love for the work. Even more important, research has also shown that “when we feel our work is both emotionally interesting and personally meaningful, accomplishing a task is significantly less mentally taxing.”