Jack White On “Inspiration”

A few years ago I was watching MuchMusic (okay, it was a lot of years ago), and Jack White of the White Stripes was being interviewed.  Jack was talking about the power of using constraints to drive his creativity.  I couldn’t find the MuchMusic interview, but I was able to find this video on YouTube.

I really identify with this mindset.  When you have limitless options you get distracted, and spend so much of your mental energy just wrestling with those options.  When you have only a few tools to work with you really need to get creative in how you use those tools.