On the anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, I am reminded of something da Vinci said, which had a huge impact on me.
Today seems an appropriate time to share it with you.
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci, Notebook I
Creativity, ideas and answers
As small business owners, we are regularly presented with challenges and opportunities, which require our creativity. In many cases, we come up short because our creative muscles let us down. The thing is, whilst we are all born creative, as we grow up we seem to use our creativity less. Then, when we are faced with a situation that demands creativity, we’re less prepared than we could be.
As children, we gave our creativity a thorough workout every day. We painted, wrote stories, built with blocks, played with action figures, drew, acted in school productions, danced and played with musical instruments.
Then, we grow up
We become young adults and consider all that childhood stuff, childish. So, we become sensible. We acquire responsibilities and act responsibly. The challenge is, as Leonardo da Vinci said, inaction of the mind seems to drain it of its vigour and vitality. As a result, these super creative children grow up and become adults, who decide they’re not creative – simply because it’s been so long since they embraced their creativity!
Reconnect with your creativity, starting now
The great news is that you were born creative and your creativity is there, right now, for you to reignite and grow. What’s more, I can help you and it won’t cost you a penny!
As long time readers will know, I am passionate about helping people reconnect with their creativity and become as creative as they possibly can. Because of this, I built a free creative thinking website (not a blog), which is packed with creative thinking ideas, videos, articles and tips for you to use: You can visit it here. I hope you find it useful.