Where do you accomplish your best thinking? What inspirational environments help produce the most effective results?
I have found libraries, college campuses, town halls, churches, parks and similar place are great for getting in the zone. When I’m in these environments I can conduct my clearest thinking and develop new creative approaches to accomplishing my goals.
I particularly enjoy libraries, because they offer incredible books and quiet spaces for working. Best of all they’re free, so everyone has the same opportunity to access incredible ideas. The Boston Public Library is one of my favorites. The main entryway has lion statues, beautiful marble, and ornate stone carvings. On the second floor there’s a spectacular great room; it measures 218 feet long, 42 feet wide and has 50 foot high ceilings. This enlightening environment provides an ideal setting for planning great goals.