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15 Elephant Tethers Away From Creativity and Innovation! | Tickled By Life

The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second-best swordsman in the world. No, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn’t prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do, and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot. -Mark Twain

circus_elephant_pulling 15 elephant tethers that stop you from being creative!

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:

15 elephant tethers that stop you from being creative! | Tickled By Life.


About Heather

My name is Heather Ferris. I am the founder and creator of Nurture Nature Project! I believe together we can re-imagine the future and re-create systems to support the sustainable regeneration of healthy life on our planet. Listening to your own heart and living from your inner truth is the first step to building a better world. Every person has something important to offer.


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