Original craft is a remix of inspiration. Innovative craft is a remix of intuition and inspiration.

This visual above might give you an idea of what I’m trying to say, yet allow me to delve deeper into the explanation. Whatever your original creation is, it is a remix of existing ideas or concepts, whether you are consciously aware of this or not. But when people say something is an innovation and completely new it means that craft is an unconventional remix or the craftsman has added an intuitive touch.

Intuition plays a huge role in innovation, But what precisely is intuition? This concept varies among individuals; for some, it resides within the depths of the subconscious mind, while for others, it is a guiding godly inner voice.

Intuition is not statistical and objective it is emotional and subjective but the thing is it knows you, it can be wrong but not dishonest. You shouldn’t make objective decisions solely on intuition, Daniel Kahneman shares some great insights on making decisions with intuition in the book Thinking, Fast and Slow which I highly recommend reading.

Let’s return to the core theme of this essay, as I said your intuition knows you and won’t be dishonest with you listening to the intuition is how you add your innate gift to the craft, so when you are creating or tinkering and you find yourself where your intuition is saying to break a rule or not to be conventional try doing it who knows you might end up with an unconventional remix or innovation. This was my perspective on innovation coming from intuition.

Thank you!

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