Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Many do only what they believe they can do. Some do what they believe they can learn to do.


How many time have we not done something just because we didn't know how to do it?
Probably the biggest destinction between people who have accomplished many things and those who haven't, is the willingness to learn alone the way.
At the very least, people who accomplished things thought they knew how to do something, only to discover that the project required things they didn't know. But since they had pasted the point of no return, they learnt it anyway.
But its the "Just start and work out how to do it as I go" people that actually accomplish the most.
Creativity is often about trying things that you haven't done before. Maybe something that no one has done before.
So to be highly creative, you need to believe that there is always a way, always a solution, always an answer just waiting to be found. And often its just like that. Often people don't find the answer until they go looking for it. Often, I find multiple options.
So never say, "I can't do it because I don't know how". Say instead, "I don't know how to do it but I know I'll find a way". You might even find a way that no one has ever discovered.

(For the confidence & courage series)
Steve writes & coaches about Creative & Career Development
You can find Steve at: www.ineedtocreate.com

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