Creativity blossoms out of limits.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ― Henry Ford
Excuses are form of our own thoughts limiting our own actions. Let go of excuses.
Beliefs what is or is not possible is a form of limitation. Do not let beliefs hold you back, look to open up possibilities.
What we have achieved before, does not mean something is impossible. It has just merely been done before. Do not let past, history limit you.
What others think you can or cannot do, is not necessarily accurate judgement. Do not let others determine what you can or cannot do. You know yourself best and if you think you have a chance, try it out.
Do not let the limits bother you, even if there are limits, seek to build bridges in between. You will find more strength and are able to summon unexpected strength and creativity. Limits are the construction material for greatness.
Who wouldn’t want to be successful? Yet not everyone can succeed in everything. Some are more naturally inclined in tasks, others learn very quickly.
Most of us are awfully mediocre, so that includes most of us. Rest 2,1% are quite rubbish, while the finally 2,1% are the ones that get the most results done.
That’s easy to say, however we shouldn’t. Most of can in fact be in the top 2,1% in some activities and contexts.
Challenge is to discover activities we enjoy and we are great at. In most cases it’s not even that which we’ve found natural talent in that matters as much as the desire to learn more deeply. Perhaps there is a combination of this, where our natural tendencies are strengthened and we also deeply enjoy doing.
Overall we should refrain from judging ourselves and others from too quick judgement. It just doesn’t make any since to judge a fish by it’s climbing ability.
All of us are not meant to do the same things, however there is potential in us to the right things. In these right things we are likely to get more results than on average anywhere else we do. Results or our connection to the results are the things that make life enjoyable. Results create purpose by themselves, because we are shaping the world.
And we all have that potential to shape the world. So we just need to figure out something where we can deliver the results and we enjoy doing.
Most of the time it is ourselves, that prevent ourselves from doing whatever we want to do, why?
There is something very curious about human motivation to take action. We are more knowledgeable, complex creatures than we like to admit. Even the reasons behind our feelings are way more complicated than they may seem at a quick glance.
On the other hand those quick snap judgments that seem to have so much intelligence behind them, are too quick and rarely we are able to rationally explain, which again reduces their value.
When it comes to doing something, we may feel resistance. I do almost every time I am supposed to write. I do almost always when starting to exercise. Almost anything that’s out of the right now focus, I feel resistance to.
I’ve also noticed that when the structure of the day is more like a flow, I rarely do feel any. Therefore most of my efforts are structured within the day and a week. Exercise to minimum standard comes naturally within when there is a deadline, so is reading fun pastime while commuting.
Now during summertime I’ve found the free time context challenging, although I’ve activities planned and plenty of stuff to do there seems to be just too much for the mind to process. Resistance to some activities is unbearably high.
Will powering through is always an option, although I am pretty sure that increasing fun and enjoyment would work way better.
What do you think, do you have any creative strategies to cope with the resistance?
In the past I’ve tried all kinds of thing including rubber band around my arm which I would shoot myself. Not to a particularly measured success. I bet there must be much more gentler ways to go about it as well, so please share on the comments below.