When you’re a kid, the best Christmas present in the world is a cardboard box. It doesn’t matter what expensive, complicated toy is in it, any self respecting child under the age of 3 will throw the Massive Monster Mayhem goodies aside and transform the cardboard shell into a spaceship or a castle or… a space castle!
We see packaging. They see endless possibilities.
At last night’s event, the compelling speaker and doughnut economist, Kate Raworth, makes the magical observation that:
The world’s most ingenious people turn boundaries into the source of their creativity. From Mozart on his five-octave piano, Jimi Hendrix on his six-string guitar, Serena Williams on a tennis court, it’s boundaries that unleash our potential.
“I’ll make a change when I have more,” we think. More money, more resources, more time. We think resources have to be limitless for us to be limitless. But what if limits aren’t telling us what we can’t do… they’re asking us to play?
Limitations are cardboard boxes asking to be castles.
I didn’t live in a home with a bathroom until I was 9 years old but we never felt poor. My mother used all her imagination and creativity to get us access to books, education… the opera! She turned the cardboard box of poverty into the castle (with turrets and a moat!) of formidable tenacity.
It’s easy to get scared of ‘not enough’… not talented enough, not wealthy enough, not confident enough. But what if these ‘boundaries’ are your strength? What if the very thing that you think holds you back wants to set you free?
And what if your creativity has been waiting until today for you to notice what it’s offering you… the ability to step outside the box, look at it differently and make your life and the world a better place?
No more excuses… Transform one of your limitations into a possibility today.
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