Recently I experienced a creativity conflict. It’s the reason for my lack of posts and the reason there hasn’t been a new TRJE podcast in a few weeks. Some would say I suffer from writers block, but I say nay to these people (to which these people say, “Nay? Really? Who talks that way?”) I have loads of ideas and tons of material to write about or talk about – but what I don’t have is, well, that’s the problem. I don’t know what it is I don’t have.
This goes back to an old discussion I had many years ago with a manager (who I believe heard it from a politician) – it’s about 3 important things that will help you plan.
- Known Knowns. These are things you know you know. Or in other words I know something and I’m aware of it’s existence. I know how to post to my blog – and I know that I know how to post to my blog.
- Known Unknowns. These are things that I know I don’t know. For example, I don’t know Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the population of Bismarck, ND or how to bring a woman to orgasm. But, if I need to know these things, at least I know I need to look them up and learn.
- Unknown Unknowns. These are the most important things on the list. These are the things you don’t know, but you don’t even know that you don’t know these things. For example, um, well, never mind.
The secret is #3. If you know that, you can plan for anything. Unfortunately, the fact is, there is no way to deal with or address #3. If you know of it, it’s #2. It’s just another way to say, “Shit Happens.”
Anyway, that has nothing to do with what I’m talking about. I’m not even sure how I ended up talking about it. Oh well. My problem is I have so much I want to do, I can’t figure out which one to focus on. Even writing this is distracting me from my creativity.
Actually most of this is a lie. Just like the cake.
Thanks for listening, I’m so sorry you had to read it.