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I have found that it doesn’t matter where you go to connect with your core values. What matters is that you find a place, make time to go there, … take a deep breath… and allow your mind time and space to embrace your basic principles.
If we train our minds as diligently as we exercise our bodies, we develop the mental strength and skills to triumph over challenges, much as we acquire the muscles and techniques to scale mountains.
Have you asked yourself today: “What can I do with my gifts, knowledge and experiences to help those close to me– family, friends, fellow workers– and others not yet met, bring to the world the very best they have to offer?
Our eyes are like windows. We look out to see. We look in to understand.
After a lifetime spent as a photographer, thinking about creative vision, I have come to believe that creative vision is nothing more than seeing what is and imagining what it can be. Well, … we all do that! So the question is not whether we have creative vision. The question is what can we do with our creative vision.
Have you loved an idea logically because, in your head, you knew it was a great break; but dreaded the thought emotionally because, in your heart, you were not ready to make a change? I have found that if you embrace the new concept as an opportunity, you create possibilities in every facet of your life.
Have you ever noticed that it is when your mind relaxes, … when you are out on a walk, taking a shower or dozing off to sleep, … that the analytical and creative facets of your mind get together and come up with promising solutions to the nagging challenges that distort our lives?
A barricade is nothing more than an invitation to choose a “road less traveled.”* May the New Year bring you the creative vision to find your path. Best wishes for the Holidays. Dick Durrance *With thanks to Robert Frost.
Are changes in your life coming at you so fast that you constantly have to adjust? Perhaps you love some of the changes, maybe you hate them. Love them or hate them, we all have to deal with them. When I embrace change as a gift, the positive attitude opens a door to opportunities in every facet of my life.