Reading the book "Creative Is a Verb" by Patti Digh has me pondering my role in self-actualization, in "becoming me." This post poses a handful of questions prompted by Patti Digh's writing. I'd love to hear what you think on this topic of "becoming ourselves." Join the discussion here, on twitter or on the Facebook community page!
5 entries categorized "Expectations"
In order to maintain an environment that encourages creativity, in order to maintain awareness of our responses to creativity, we must embrace imperfection: because mistakes play a vital role in creative process. Imperfection can serve as a springboard for creativity and innovation. When you try on a mindset of imperfection, you might be surprised by how your child's or your own innovation, ideas and creativity can blossom. Where can you see the value of imperfection in your own life? Leave a comment or send me a tweet.
Those who act spontaneously trust their past experiences and their own judgment. Their spontaneous actions align with their personal values and interests. Without realizing it, many of us stick to comfortable routines and choose experiences we know over those we don't. We act without thinking, without awareness. My own challenge is to learn to pay more attention and actively seek out different experiences, to take an extra moment of consideration to make sure I'm open to what's out of the ordinary. What will you do to invite spontaneity into your life?
My awareness has been heightened this week after writing about letting go of expectations. Here's how I have been letting go these days … Letting Go of People On March 28, 2011, I witnessed my grandpa's last breath. Through his 86 years, Grandpa had enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing and,...
Creating and tracking expectations takes personal energy that we can use more productively on self-awareness and mindfulness. Facing each day with an open mind can help us see and understand the world around us, including what's happening to us and what others are experiencing. Letting go of expectations can lead us to more thoughtful reactions to events and to others' behaviors.