Thinking

“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” — Walter Lippman

How are you different in your thinking than the people around you? Do you regularly go outside of their predefined boxes or do you stay within their confines as well? This week’s challenge is to get outside of any and all boxes, even those you have made yourself.

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Try It

“Life is ‘trying things to see if they work.'” -Ray Bradbury

When is the last time you tried something new just to see if it worked? Admittedly, it’s been a while for me. I need to change things up and do just that. What about you?

Innovation

“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity”

New Dimensions

“Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.” -Gerald Holton

Have you entertained any new ideas lately? How has that shaped your outlook, your dimensions?

If you say it hasn’t, I recommend you go back to the idea(s) and play with them some more. If a new idea hasn’t changed how you do something, even as simple as brushing your teeth, you probably need to spend some more time with it.

Inner Child

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.” –Stephen Nachmanovitch

When is the last time you let your inner child play? Be honest now. Indulging in a little play, be it with words or beads or yarn or clay, can be a boost to your creativity.

Patience

“No great thing is created suddenly.” ~Epictetus

No matter what we do, it takes patience. In this age of instant gratification, sometimes we want things to hurry up and be finished. When I find myself in that mindset, I take pictures of my progress as I go. This lets me see where I’ve been and how much I’ve accomplished so that I won’t get discouraged with the process.

Imagination

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~George Bernard Shaw

Don’t forget to use your imagination. What is it you want to create? Embellish it with your imagination.

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