30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius, Day 10: What Will You Approach As New? (VIDEO)

04/26/2012 06:53 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2012

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
but in the expert's mind there are few.

--Shunryu Suzuki, Zen master feet

Ask any athlete or elite performer, writer, salesperson, speaker, very big project manager, or wide-awake lover: A track record can dull your senses. Success can make you lazy. Each win has got to be a new win, earned with intense focus and an open heart.

Do not take your expertise for granted. Stay awake. Hunt. Kill your old material. Listen for new information. Tell your old story in a new way. Kiss like it's your first kiss. Crush your gimmicks. Make no assumptions. Let the page be white. Then and only then, begin.

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