Two Quick Thoughts on Success

I’ve learned some things recently in my pursuit of developing a successful business. Well, it’s more that I’ve been learning things, and I am reminded of them over and over. I think it’s just recently that I’ve owned it a little more.

First is… I got this.

My old boss told me once that I don’t like being wrong. He was incorrect. I can care less if I’m wrong, but I am very skeptical of those convinced they are right. I’ve found that I’ve got a pretty tuned tweak-o-meter. Some people call it intuition. Mostly it’s just the observation of a lack of a sufficient information and a whole lot of presupposition. Combine that with an innate desire to fill in the blanks, figure out why something is or how it works, and a brain that can pick a creative solution out of a big pile of wtf?- You’ve got a puh-ritty fierce scrabble opponent.

In the past however, I’ve suffered from expert complex. That somewhere out there is a bit of information that somebody has who knows better than me that I should listen to. I’ve convinced myself that the solution I came up with is underwhelming compared to the potential that this all-seeing master can do. Turns out… not quite so. This has lead to money spent on workshops and education, time wasted waiting until I felt I’d gained enough expertise, and numerous “I already knew that” thumps to the noggin.

Turns out… I’m probably more right on than not. And if I’m not, I’m pretty sure I know how to get there. And it usually starts here… with a sketch.

Brain + Action With Hands and Feet + Malleable Parts =  OH YEAH!

Second thing... 

Creativity is a happy kind of a thing.

It is not a happy place kind of a thing, but something that thrives when you are doing pretty well in the happy, healthy, safe departments. It’s mostly about action. It’s all about freeing up, giving space and time mentally and physically, and moving your body parts. Not about stopping and judging, more about moving through and adjusting.

Any wise bits you’ve learned in this last doozy of a year?

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