“Rigor and Wonder”

I was just listening to a podcast featuring Natalie Nixon the other day, and she provided possibly the best definition of creativity ever — the ability to toggle between rigor and wonder.

As she points out, most of us are naturally more given to one or the other of these modes, but the good stuff happens when we learn to move between the two with intention and discipline.

And isn’t it especially clear these days that there’s so much more to life than either magical thinking or statistics alone?


More on Natalie: https://www.figure8thinking.com/about/