a few quotes from Dr. Edwin Land, he of the Polaroid Land Instant Camera
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.
Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.