Monthly Archives: March 2015

19Mar/15

How a Flexible Mind is the Strongest Kind

As small children, we have to learn to judge. Our fears and failures help us survive–don’t touch that, it hurts; don’t do that, it’s dangerous.

Then, as we grow, we are able to do more with information than make simple judgments based on facts and observations.

We learn the difference between what we like and what we don’t. What we think and what others think. We make decisions and see outcomes.

Eventually, having built up set of opinions and assumptions, we have a world view. But our view, like the world, is not meant to be unchanging. Continue reading

12Mar/15

Your mistakes can become your masterpieces.

When we are very young or inexperienced, the idea of mistakes becoming masterpieces might not resonate yet. Regrets seem like losses.

We learn, though, that masterpieces usually take some time to create. If you’re newer at something, you haven’t had a lot of time see it evolve to high art.

But if you will look at the world of masterpieces, you will see projects and movements and expressions that often started out small and shaky. Or wrong, even.

Masterpieces weren’t born that way. They were simply pieces of work. Ideas. Effort. And a lot didn’t turn out perfectly, yet became perfect examples. No regrets. How? Continue reading