Whitaker begins chapter 3 with further developing art thinking framework as more questioned based rather than a solution focus. She gives an analogy of a map in finding one’s way. While it might be easier to have a map, one can also create a map of their own by following their curiosity to lead them toward what is possible. She suggests to look for the miracles when fearing defeat. When one senses a clarity of duty in their work, one can shift their thinking toward what is possible, to keep pace with their attention to their focus. Just as a person who begins to run a race, has a warm up practice, it is suggested that the reader also prepare an mental warm up, such as reflective writing or sharing with friends the goals one wants to obtain. Goals are to be SMART - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound. In this third chapter, the author uses the analogy of a lighthouse guiding one’s journey, to assist one with uncovering interests, to be more authentic in their work.
I encourage you to buy a copy of Art Thinking for a better understanding of your own creative process. Whether you're a master artist or beginning artist, this is an excellent book.