Vince Lombardi, NFL Hall of Fame Coach made this statement,
“The joy is in creating, not maintaining.”
Hmmm, the joy is in creating…..I ask myself, “what does that really mean?” All too often when I think of the word creative, or creating, out flows a list of creative people such as, Michelangelo, Leonardo De Vinci, the music group Chicago, etc.; I use to consider creativity to be an expression of art and music.
However, more and more I am finding that creating has more to do with “thinking well” than the latest craft project.
John C. Maxwell said, “When team members come to me with a problem, I insist that they also supply three possible ways to solve it. Anyone can point out a problem; only people who think well can present possible solutions. Good thinkers come up with the best answers. They create back-up plans that provide them with alternatives. They enjoy freedom that others do not possess. and they will influence and lead others.”
To guarantee your ability to think well write a Daily Vision Statement. To write such a statement, focus on describing a strong and positive future that is beyond the comfort level of your current day-to-day expectations. Think of how you might stretch a little more in each situation and what you would like the end result to look like. Such a statement should provide inspiration that fuels your enthusiasm to move to action.