Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A portion of a chapter of my book called "BE CONFORTABLE WITH FAILURE:

Charles Darwin, known as the father of the Theory of Evolution, was told by his own father "You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching." In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, "I was considered by all my masters and by my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect.'' What would have become of Charles Darwin if he had allowed the words of his father to dictate his own perception of his intellectual and creative capacity? The way we respond to failures, criticisms or inconveniences will likely reflect how we will react to a creative opportunities as they present themselves. Not all opportunities seem initially valuable. The majority requires the effort of being placed into context. Our over reaction to a negative notion could kill our progress as we develop a solution. Our frustration with our own ability to not have the answer now feeds our failure. Our perceptions set the tone for the outcome of everything we do. If we believe that creativity is a skill set that we are gifted at birth. Then you will likely immediately justify your own limitations and never try to grow.