Frequent traveler challenges the status quo
2014, February, 04

Failure: the gateway to creativity

As children our imagination knew no boundaries, but as we grew older our imagination was gradually reigned in and our thinking eventually settled within the accepted boundaries of conventionality.

It seems that our intellectual comfort zone has shifted from that of continuous exploration and inquisitiveness to that of conformity with accepted norms of adult perception. So in order to re-engage our childhood creativity not only do we need the right framework, but we must let go of self-limiting beliefs. A recent article summarizes four of the top misbeliefs affecting creativity today.

Via Fast Company:

Think creativity is all blue walls and blue skies? Nope. It's more about sitting on an airplane and coming up with a lot of bad ideas.

“Creativity” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word “conglomerate.” But Christian Stadil, CEO and co-owner of Denmark-based Thornico, a sprawling enterprise with holdings in food, technology, shipping, and others, will likely change your mind about that.

[Original image from Slingshot: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life.]

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