Growing up, I lived in the countryside – which meant I was used to country roads and the pace that life moved at.
So, when I started driving, I was a little nervous about motorways and dual carriageways.
“Why?” asked my driving instructor, “if anything it’s easier. The more you can see of the road ahead, the more you can be ready for”.
And he’s right.
It’s like that with creativity.
The more you can see of the big picture, the easier it is to plan.
But I go one step further than this, I take it literally.
So I bought an A3 drawing pad. A nice big space for me to draft out and plan what I do.
Too often I see people writing on their phones.
Sure that’s okay for a Tinder message or a Whatsapp. But if you’re crafting sentences, writing paragraphs it’s better to see the whole page.
The bigger picture. It’s good.