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Kelli’s CreativeMornings activity
Designers have a lot more power than they think they have.
I’ve been trying to push myself creatively by suspending judgment...You pass judgment on things that seem new or you wouldn't normally try out...But if you take a look at that that judgment is a self-defense mechanism because you’re worried about how other people will perceive you. So what I’ve found with these things that I wouldn’t normally try is that I don’t try them because I don’t actually think I’d like them. And I’ve found what I have to do is suspend judgment long enough that I can actually experience the thing as a person who would like it.
Too many times empathy has been stated as you imagine yourself in that other person's shoes. So because you're someone on stage or seeing someone performing, when you put yourself in their shoes because you don't like performing, you start to feel really nervous. But if you were truly empathizing with them you would feel it as they feel it. Which is that they actually enjoy being on stage. They actually like performing. They're getting something out of it—that's emotion you have to get to.