Have you ever stopped, thought, and asked yourself the question? When I consult with companies this is a common type of thinking that is often lacking.
The reasons for doing something a certain way often change over time. Frequently the justification completely disappears. Yet, if no one asks, “…why must it be done this way?” the activity or way of thinking often continues unabated. We see it all the time.
Are you a control freak? Do you feel the need to tell your teams how to do things? Are you frustrated by always feeling you can do the job better than anyone else?
If you allow your behavior—how you manage your teams—to reflect these frustrations the result is likely over-control.
Simply having constraints can improve your creativity, challenge you to do your best. In the case of an automatic camera, removing the automation serves to sharpen your focus on getting the picture right.
What constraints do you set before yourself? Which constraints in your life, perhaps placed there with intent, make your life more colorful, more rewarding as a result?
Moments, free of distraction, allow our minds to wander freely. The tortoise part of our brain crawls out of its shell. Unfortunately, even when we think we are thinking freely and without constraints, we are not.
My most creative moments come when there is great peace around me. If writing is the focus, my favorite times are…