In this fantastic TED talk Phil Hansen explains exactly how he accepted his own limitation of a tremor in his hand.
That acceptance threw open the flood gates to thinking inside the box (yep I really do mean inside), momentous inspiration and life-changing creativity.
Acceptance is one of the key attitudinal foundations of mindfulness. If we can’t accept where we’re at, then how can we move forward?
I ran into exactly this yesterday. I had a training session to put together for next Tuesday and very little time to put it together. I’ve had a total mental block on what to include in the session for the past couple of weeks while I’ve struggled with my lack of time to prepare.
Once I stepped back yesterday, accepted that my time to prepare was extremely limited, it was as if a light bulb went off in my head. I could finally work within my box. My creativity kicked in and in a matter of seconds I had a solution.
A format that fitted the preparation time I had available and that would also provide the people attending my session with a fantastic experience. Problem solved.
- Embracing Limitations (theleadersdigest.me)
- Seize the Limitation! (venitism.blogspot.com)
- To Be Creative, Embrace the Limitations (barkingdoggallery.wordpress.com)
- 1 Life-Changing Step: Embrace the Shake (prweb.com)