Saturday, October 6, 2012

Enemies of Creativity

Nike ran an ad campaign some time ago and the tag line became a buzz word .. "just do it".  It sounds so simple, so easy ... just do it, whatever "it" may be.

Our parents/elders, for the most part, exhorted us to "think before you act", in a well meaning attempt to keep us out of danger.  Again, sounds simple, but then, how many of us think beyond opportunities that then pass us by?

What does one do now?  Think first act later?  Do it now before the door closes?  What guidelines do you follow?  My response to all of the above is "it depends".  We often create our own obstacles and hesitations ... is this a good practice, or not?  It depends.  What is the difference between danger and opportunity?  I recently read the following blog piece that may help us to think differently about risk taking, fear and opportunity:

                            Enemies of Creativity

What do you think?