Creativity is the key to success in many aspects of our lives. Looking at the melt-down of RIM, or Research In Motion, all the analysts are saying it is because of a lack of creativity. I’m no expert in the markets ups and downs, but everyone does seem to like the I-phone with its whistles and bells. You’ve got to admit, creativity does seem to count in business.
And in our personal lives as well. Being creative, learning new things, having a zest for life are all part of what makes our lives worthwhile and interesting. And that brings me to my thought for this blog.
Take time to look at nature. It is totally amazing. From watching your cucumbers grow 8 inches in a day to the amazing world of insects, birds and such. A few weeks ago, we were holidaying on the Big Rideau Lake in Ontario. In the morning, on the outside cottage wall was the biggest moth we had ever seen. I have been able to identify it, it is the Luna Moth, Actias luna. This giant green moth is related to the silk worm moth and has a wing span of over 6 inches. It was so delicate and detailed in it’s shape that it inspired awe in all of us.
Nature certainly is creative, and by taking time to look closely, you just might get inspired in ways you now have no idea. Look at the invention of velcro, a result of someone looking at the way burrs stick to our clothing. New aerodynamic cars are the result of studying the way a very boxy fish swims in water. And now scientists have found a way to make airplane wings more efficient by watching the way whales use their fins.
Get inspired, take a look a nature.
If you are feeling stuck in the way you think, or feel in a rut, join us at the Ultimate Detox where we will help you on your way to not only detox your body, but also your mind. It is coming up on Sunday, September 25 in Ottawa. Let’s get creative!