John Cleese is not only a comedy legend, he’s also got an inquiring mind, interested in many things including how the human mind works. Below you’ll find an excellent video of a lecture in which he talks about creativity. One of the things he mentions is the “tortoise mind” and the importance of patiently giving yourself plenty of time to produce good results.
The tortoise mind concept comes from a fantastic book by Guy Claxton which Cleese himself has referenced in many speeches as well as classes he’s taught at Cornell University. You can check out Claxton’s book via the links below the video.
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