Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Excerpt from "Creative Confidence"

As many of you do, I love reading. As chance may have it, I often find myself reading things that are related to "work". Probably because I truly believe in what I do and the merit it holds for your future. At any rate, I recently began a book with the above title by Tom Kelley and David Kelley and just read the following paragraph that I can't help but share. 
Please read it and let it sink in. 

"With creative confidence comes the desire to proactively guide the course of your life, or organization, rather than be carried along on the prevailing winds. Roger Martin, dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, once told us hat what stuck out to him about designers is that they always act with intention. While others may unconsciously go with the default option, design thinkers make everything a conscious and original choice: from how they arrange their bookshelf to how they present their work. When they look around the world, they see opportunities to do things better and have a desire to change them. Once you start creating things, whether it's laying out a new garden or starting a new company or writing a new piece of code, you start to realize that everything has that intention behind it. Everything in modern society is the result of a collection of decisions made by someone. Why shouldn't that someone be you?"

Wow. Crazy. True. Please, let that sink in. Deep. 

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