This is very simply explained by the fact that production is not in the mind, but in the world. When you are anxious, you often simply mix-up the two processes: you try to de-duce new informations in the attempt to pro-duce something.
The more thoughts you interpose between your initial idea and the act of creating, the less likely you are to actually create, because you’ll be thinking rather than doing. It doesn’t work, it’s like trying to mow the grass through thinking of what’s the grass made off.
After many attempts, you’ll eventually come across something new, or gain new insights. More importantly, it is important to not confuse the two blocks.
If we try to solve an innovation block before we try to solve a production block, we risk falling into overthinking, thus stopping production. Speaking of phases, they must be kept in mind because it is my belief that the innovation blocks often happens when you simply have not produced enough.
In both cases, the result is the action of bringing something not previously seen to existence.
Think of the painter: some artists first sketch and strategize their new project, and then get to work. All of them usually honed their skills with training.The essence of creativity is the ability to drop judgements and do something that could be totally innovative, or not.The innovator is by definition someone who challenges the status quo.It is as easy as starting something of the spur, and refining later.The innovation block is when you can produce, but you fail to innovate.This definition of creativity is important since it shows us two points where a block can happen: 1) the capacity to produce, and 2) the capacity to innovate. This first problem happens when you sit down and you set the intention to create something. As you set the intention, you already feel drained of any ideas, your mind goes blank. The production is the most basic block since it can happen even if we are not even attempting to innovate, but only to create.It’s the first one to address, since the ability to produce is a prerequisite to the capacity of innovate.(I know that in a company, the roles of production and innovation can be divided between different people.Therefore, to sit down and set the intention of create is the first step to encounter a creative block. Here again common sense comes in help: creativity is commonly imagined as a spontaneous act.While preparation and study are fundamental for quality work, the act of actually create is indeed spontaneous in that to happen it must consist of an uninhibited flow. You must trust that initial instinct, the one which brought you to your writing chair, to your canvas.Production therefore is hindered by too much thought and planning.The creative act is one of letting go to the initial inspiration, literally.