But you hear Shakespeare would spend hours driving around in his carriage and suddenly would have the insight, OK, this is what the story is about.
And then he would go and write it. Incubation is so so important.
J. P. Morgan: I can do a year's work in nine months, but not in twelve.
J. P. Morgan understood, you know, arguably be the greatest entrepreneur this country has ever seen,
understood the importance for creativity of taking time off.
Today, business people, leaders don't take enough time off. Because we think it's a waste of time.
We think that if we just sit there and do nothing, we are really doing nothing. Well
no. The mind works. The mind works and the mind needs it for the creative insight. In fact, leaders
and many of you will go into leadership positions, need time off more than anyone else.
Because they need to be creative. They need to think about the next thing for the company, for the organization.
Taking time in, invaluable. Not just for memory, also for creativity.
One of the things I do when I work with, as a consultant in organizations is I just take the management on a retreat with no agenda.
We are just going to hang out. And very often, within as little as half an hour or an hour, ideas begin to come out.
Why? Because as the first time, they have time,
no coincidence that we often wake up with a solution to a problem we had. Because subconscious mind is making connections then.