We are creatures of habit. We form our own rituals and enact them daily, weekly and tell ourselves this is who we are. The only problem with that is if we change that ritual, what does that mean about who I am now?
As we grow older, I think this is one of the main problems we face because many people are so immersed in their own stories that to change is to deny who they think they are. They’ve become a set of learnt beliefs.
So what you might ask, has this got to do with creativity? Well everything actually. Why? Because to grow I need to challenge my own boundaries, which I can‘t do if I refuse to step beyond what I already know… What if we as children refused to put on bigger clothes simply because:
- we thought the present ones were better,
- we thought they were the only ones that existed, or
- we would never find anything we liked as much………….
Substitute any excuse you can think of for not stepping out. What boundary are you refusing to step over today?
That seems too big? – let’s look at a gentle approach then…..