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Why you Should Stop Focusing on Being Original

© Krista Stryker 2011
Most of us assume that all the great ideas in the world came from brilliant thinkers who had only original ideas.  

This is intimidating.  It means that the rest of us need to use our average minds to come up with an equally dazzling idea that no one has ever thought of before.  

But this way of thinking stops any of us from even trying.  It's too big.  Too scary.  Too impossible.

Pablo Picasso famously said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

It's okay to take ideas from other sources.  Pick out things from movies you love, books you've read, other people you've talked to and put it all together to make your own creation.  It will be original because of the way you put it together, not because the idea itself never existed before.

After all, Apple didn't actually invent the computer, they just made it better. 

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