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The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz
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“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“The human spirit will not invest itself in a compromise.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“If you limit your choice to only what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself form what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Creators understand that their emotions are not necessarily a sign of the circumstances. They understand that in desperate circumstances they may experience joy, and in jubilant circumstances they may feel regret. They know that any emotion will change. But because emotions are not the centerpiece of their lives, they do not pander to them. They create what they create, not in reaction to their emotions but independent of them. On days filled with the depths of despair, they can create. On days filled with the heights of joy, they can create.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Creating is no problem - problem solving is not creating.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“In the creative process you do not make choices about what you do not want. You make choices about what you do want.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Secondary choices are always subordinate to a primary choice. Often there is no reason to make such choices outside the context of the primary choice that calls for them.

Athletes and musicians may not enjoy practicing long hours, but they do so just the same; not out of duty, obligation, or any other form of self-manipulation, but because they are making secondary choices consistent with their primary choice to be able to perform music or excel at sports.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Faith was the excuse you used if you didn't have a good argument.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
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“If the creative process is so powerful, it would be natural to wonder why many artists have difficulties in their lives. It is because they do not know what they know.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“You got to where you are in your life right now by moving along the path of least resistance.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“You are like a river. You go through life taking the path of least resistance. We all do—all human beings and all of nature. It is important to know that. You may try to change the direction of your own flow in certain areas of your life—your eating habits, the way you work, the way you relate to others, the way you treat yourself, the attitudes you have about life. And you may even succeed for a time. But eventually you will find you return to your original behavior and attitudes. This is because your life is determined, insofar as it is a law of nature for you to take the path of least resistance.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“Hector Berlioz’s witty comment, “Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of its students.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“You love your child for who the child is, not as an extension of your identity or as an example of your good parenting or even as a companion.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Even Mozart, perhaps the most gifted composer in history, developed and grew in his art. The music he wrote in his thirties was far more advanced than what he wrote in his twenties or in his teens. The more music he wrote, the more he was able to write.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“What motivates a creator? The desire for the creation to exist. A creator creates in order to bring the creation into being. People in the reactive-responsive orientation often have trouble understanding this sensibility: to create for the sake of the creation itself. Not for the praise, not for the “return on investment,” not for what it may say about you, but for its own sake.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“You can shift to another structure that will support you in creating the results you want, but never from the motivation of ridding yourself of structural conflict. Why? Because creating is different from solving or eliminating.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Once a structure exists, energy moves through that structure by the path of least resistance. In other words, energy moves where it is easiest for it to go.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“One basic principle found throughout nature is this: Tension seeks resolution. From the spider web to the human body, from the formation of galaxies to the shifts of continents, from the swing of pendulums to the movement of wind-up toys, tension-resolution systems are in play.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“Because humanity is part of nature, it should be no surprise that people act consistently with natural law. But for most of us, this is a new idea. In our culture we have been taught to ignore our relationship to nature, to treat nature simply as the stage or background that we use, adopt, tolerate, or oppose, as the case may be.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance
“Some people choose "to go to college" rather than choose "to be educated", or choose "to eat health foods" rather than choose "to be healthy." Because this kind of choice invests undue power in the process, the result is inextricably tied to the process, and the ways in which the desired result can come about are limited.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“Some teachers think they are preparing their students for life by teaching them that the choices they have are limited. Thus the real lesson they teach is compromise: Learn to live with what you don't really like because you will have plenty of that.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“When you merely choose a process, you do not establish structural tension, and you do not make energy available to complete the creative process.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
“In the orientation of the creative, once you have consciously made the choice to be healthy and you are attracted to eating certain foods and following certain forms of exercise, you are involved in an organic process. The structural tendency of this organic process is for you to be attracted to those processes that will be particularly beneficial to your health. Those processes might include the usual, expected ones, such as health food and exercise, as well as unexpected ones.”
Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life