I realized I had been thinking too hard about it. Not everything I said had to be profound or important or worth writing down, but then again it could be. Any moment now, I could think up the most impressive thought anyone has ever heard. Or it could just be more pointless crap as usual, but how do I know unless I give it a chance? If I keep telling my brain, "No, that's not good enough," or "No, that's been said before," eventually it's is going to get fed up with me and stop throwing out ideas. And if it stops giving me ideas how will I ever come up with better ones?
After I considered the fact
that any thought of mine had the potential to be genius or at least move others in some way, I started writing almost all of them down. At three a.m., in the bathtub, walking to the gas station for a Dew. I just write it down. No matter how brief or obscure the thought. I give it a chance. And I
find I have a lot more creative ideas now.