I just ordered a new book on my kindle called Linchpin by Seth Godin. He is an inspirational author that seeks to motivate individual performance. His home page says, “Go make something happen.”
I receive a daily email that links to his blog and almost weekly I find a post that is relevant to my world. So I ordered his book and I’ve been enjoying his subtle wit and wisdom.
I came across this quote, “One way to be creative is to discipline yourself to generate bad ideas. The worse the better. Do it a lot and magically you’ll discover that some good ones slip through.”
Okay, it is obvious why that quote spoke to me, but I think it is applicable to almost anyone. I tend to base most of my important decisions on fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of humiliation. I realize this is not a good model for decision making but nevertheless it is the weed that stubbornly remains in my garden. So this time I decided to ignore the fear and do what I like. That would be dragging my mundane thoughts from brain to page and then posting them on a blog. Crazy right?
My hope is that after generating a host of bad ideas a good one will slip through and land on this page. So stay tuned you never know when this will happen.
Just so you don’t think I’m a complete weirdo I also read popular novels. I’m simultaneously reading We are Water by Wally Lamb. It came highly recommended by my daughter’s mother-in-law, Carol, so I downloaded it on my kindle. The writing is brilliant.
I’m sure you want to know about my favorite quote so here goes, “We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too. And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.” Snap!