Learning is chaos. Your assumptions are being broken apart. The more you know, the more you don’t know. Connections and patterns emerge between unrelated data points.
Creativity is chaos. You try things that might not work. Time, energy and cash are spent without guarantee of a return on our investment. It’s fun and tedious, engaging and tiring.
Yet putting the two things together creates calm.
Learning makes us more knowledgeable, the results of our creativity makes us wise. We learn and we try again. Steady, rhythmic, methodical progress toward our goals.
If you like macro calm, don’t rule our micro chaos.