habit zero #066

the challenge


The Seed we will play with today is one of the first Seeds I added to seempli. The Wild Style Seed seems so trivial that you might wonder why is it a creative challenge. And you might be right. It’s way deeper than that. It’s a challenge in reconnecting to things that are so easily missed.

my insight


My kids and I were playing in the park when we found these beautiful autumn leaves. You can find similar leaves at this time of year practically everywhere you look. So what makes them so special? Just the fact that we rarely take the time to look.

So I took this opportunity to photograph these leaves and look closely at them — to examine their colors, their texture, and the beautiful veins bringing them to life in more than one sense.



Observing the world mindfully is essential to being creative. Sometimes, the result is a unique Insight with a surprising point of view. Sometimes, but not always.

An Insight can be as simple and ordinary as these leaves. What makes it an Insight is the fact we observe — that we notice something we haven’t noticed before. And some Insights are important just because they enable us to slow down and look at something trivial as if we see it for the first time.

Taking a few minutes today to have a closer look at these leaves might have been meaningless if I have been doing it on a daily basis for years. But I haven’t, and that’s what turns this into an experience — something which can spark my imagination and feed future ideas.

mental notes


  • Slow down.
  • Take some time to watch trivial things as if you see them for the first time.

now it is your turn… be creative!



Share this page and help us inspire more people to realize their creative potential

The 3X CREATIVITY Newsletter

Three things to experience and experiment with every week

Scroll to Top