I was reminded of the distinction last night, and what a profound moment of awareness it was. This distinction occurs in my wellness, in my relationships and in my businesses. In any given moment I’m in creative mode, full of life and vision and execution energy… or I’m consuming resources, using up cash, burning up reserves.
Both approaches are valid but if I don’t consciously plan the creative cycle into my life, my relationship (I’ll share how in my next blog) and my career, I might spend long enough on the consuming cycle to experience scarcity thoughts, experiences and beliefs. That leads to declining contributions and dullness. Bored and boring are kissing cousins, right?
How I plan for creativity is as easy as declaring the time and space and sticking to the commitment. It can be Monday mornings in the boardroom or Friday afternoon at a wine bar. For my primary relationship, Wednesday home cooked meals, Friday night Sushi/Movie dates followed by conversation that matters. And even that, after a while, will lose it’s creativity! It’s got to be fresh, new, exciting. I declare the courage to tear down what’s working and build up What Rocks. I love the saying; “Good is the enemy of Great.”
Rocking creations anyone?