habit zero #130

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Today, we are going on a creative exploration with the Broken Seed. Look for things which are broken either on the surface or only when you examine them carefully. Later when reflecting on the Insight you captured, try to think about how it can be used as a metaphor for something else, from a different domain. my insight   I was so lucky to find this mirror, perfectly broken, and reflecting the sky and the tree under which it was lying. At first, I didn’t notice it was broken. The pieces blended perfectly with the branches of the tree. When I did see the anomalies in the reflection, it made the reflection look surreal — like reality itself is broken to pieces. reflection   A powerful way to use random Insights you capture is as triggers for reflection. One way to do that is by trying to think of them as metaphors. Take for example the Insight I captured today. Can you use this broken reflection of reality as a metaphor for some aspect in your life or in a project you are involved in? Can it be used to shed new light on a problem you … Read More

habit zero #129

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This post includes a contribution by Tom Harris. the challenge     I wanted to do this for a long time as part of Habit Zero, but somehow I didn’t. Like many great things, what happened today was not planned — it just happened, and I am grateful for my friend Tom Harris for that. So, today we are playing Ping Pong, and for that you’d have to choose a friend or a family member to play with. It starts with a creative exploration inspired by a Seed. Once you have an Insight, share it with your friend and ask them to use it as inspiration for their Insight. Ready to play? Let’s go. ~~my~~ our insights   This beautiful day started with a creative exploration in Tel-Aviv. Most of the time, I just looked around for interesting things, but from time to time I picked a Seed to play with. When I played with the Flag Seed, I found this amazing blue circle on a ceiling. I called it: Japan in Blue. I didn’t plan to play with the Ping Pong Prism today, but as I often do, I shared my Insight with a friend (I just had to … Read More

habit zero #127

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Yesterday we played with the Natural Order Seed. My Insight was derived from one possible interpretation of the Seed: I found order in a chaotic and random environment. But you couldn’t see this in the Insight itself since the context was not part of it. So today we will play again with the same Seed, but let’s take it literally: let’s find Insights in which both the chaos and the order play together.

habit zero #126

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Our assignment today is to capture order within chaos. Look for things neatly arranged in a chaotic environment, or disorder that looks organized when seen from a different perspective or from a distance.

habit zero #125

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   It’s open creative exploration day, so look out for anything unusual — anything that catches your attention would make excellent raw material for imagining and reflecting.

habit zero #123

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Today we are looking for things inspired by the X2 Seed. Open your eyes, be curious and explore your surroundings. Be creative!

habit zero #122

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   We’re on a three-day quest for defining our ethics, following Todd Henry’s podcast. Take some time off during the day to reflect and think about your values — what does your operating system look like? In the two recent posts, I shared two of my values: wonder and imagine. Today, I’ll describe the third layer of my operating system.

habit zero #121

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Yesterday, I dedicated the daily entry to the first word that defines my values — my ethics, as Todd Henry calls it. This is my operating system. At least this is what I aspire it to be. Today’s entry is dedicated to its second layer.

habit zero #120

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   I’d like to use today’s entry and the following two to reflect on three insights I had following a podcast by Todd Henry. As always, it starts with a challenge. In one of his Daily Creative episodes (a great show, by the way), Todd discussed the importance of defining (and keep practicing) your ethics. These are the values that define you — the values you wish to practice in everything you do and in every interaction you have. It is part of your operating system.

Imaginative Implementation

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Innovation is almost always associated with having new ideas. We all know that having a creative idea is just the beginning of a possibly long journey — the journey toward its successful implementation. And yet, it seems like the ideation phase of a project often gets all the fame and glory. Ideation is the cool activity where the magic happens. The rest is often treated as a necessary evil — something that has to be done and obviously requires technical skills, but which has little to do with innovation per se.