Friday, August 31, 2012

An Innovative State of Mind

An innovative mind never goes away.  It challenges, not always accepts the easy answer and tries to find ways to improve or create new ways of doing things.  While suppression might be the natural response because that's the way one might understand and attempt to control the outcome or process, it sometimes lacks the effort of understanding.  Times are faster, and getting even faster.  It requires innovation, and out of the box thinking.  There is no longer the luxury of time to think things through so throughly.  At a time of diminishing resources, expectancy of quick and accurate answers and the human element; how can one reasonably assume that all of this can occur with the status quo.  Truth is, you either embrace innovative minds or you spontaneously combust.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

You Are Who You Are

Ever get the feeling at times that some people around you try and put you in a box?  That you're supposed to think like them, act like them, be like them.  I think we need to be more accepting of who people are.  We are all here for a purpose beyond what we understand and were made exactly how we were supposed to be.  We all have our strengths and all have our weaknesses, and how much better would we be if we leveraged our strengths as a whole to cover the weaknesses?  I feel a John Lennon song playing in the background..imagine all the people...just kidding.  All I can do is my part to get better at accepting people for who they are.  By the way, I don't believe in boxes. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


There are times in our lives when we are offered opportunities to have a new perspective.  I almost feel like life starts off as a blurred lens constantly being polished in order to have the ability to see things clearly.
I haven't been in touch with this blog for a bit because I was in the process of gaining a new perspective.  I don't like to blog while my thinking is blurry or when I'm trying to gather my thoughts in a positive manner.  Truth is, I've allowed distractions to get in the way. 
Distractions can create a bit of a whirl wind state.  Eventually, you start at the bottom of the tornado and then quickly end up at the top and wondering how you got so far off the ground.
My new slogan: "While there may be many influences around, it's always good to keep your feet on the ground."
It's amazing how many things there are in a day to distract us from what we want to do or what we are supposed to do.  So, I've actually started to write it down.  Sounds simple, right?  I mean we're taught this in grade school.  Write down this, keep track of responsibilities get greater and time gets more narrowed, you can tend to forget some of the fundamental things.  Just write down what it is that you want to do and post it in a place you go to routinely. 
The ultimate goal being learning how to step back, look at what it is that you want and stay on the ground while you go after it.