I was looking up information about a Women’s Summit arranged by Silicon India http://tinyurl.com/djqqpt and I came across this article by Shalu Wasu, a Singapore based creativity consultant and trainer. His article reminded me of the above Mark Twain quote which I read recently in Tom Peter’s amazing book Re-Imagine. Creative people are the one’s who do what they “ought not do”. Yet, by thinking outside the box they often fell the competition. Everyone has this creative force in them. However, often it is not nurtured because the safer, easier path is conformity.
Shalu Wasu writes about what you have to face within yourself in order to unleash the creative force:
“As you grow up and gain experience, you absorb assumptions which then drive your life and limit your choices. They are similar to the elephant’s thin rope tied to a post. You can break away from them with a simple tug if you want to but you don’t.” Shalu Wasu
Here’s the article: