habit zero #100

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

A few years ago, which seems as far as another life, I launched a year-long photography project called TLV365. I set a goal to capture and publish one photo a day, and by that to create a collage of an eclectic, surprising, city — a city you can love or hate, but you cannot stay indifferent to. With the number of photos many of you probably capture each day, this might sound like a trivial task. But it was the commitment to do so seven days a week for an entire year that turned this project into a real creative challenge. Add to that the desire to do reasonably good work, and you got yourself a full-time job.

habit zero #042

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

reflection   Today I would like to skip the challenge and take a few minutes to reflect on what it means to build a habit in the context of creativity. Creativity is a skill. To be more accurate, it is an ability built on top of deeper core skills: observation and imagination. What is the relation between skills and habits? Why do I keep calling creativity “Habit Zero”? And how this discussion can help us be more creative?