© 2010 Lynsey

270 – An exercise in patience

In the beginning was an idea. Not a meeting. A conference. A discussion. Anything. Things get started with an idea, and then usually one person gets in the driving seat and starts to make things happen.

Often the making things happen part is launched with a meeting. Or two. It always seems to me to be something of a half-life – every time there’s a meeting the energy is halved. The waters are muddier. The primary reason for this is the recourse to water with lemon juice and some individually wrapped peppermints.

We are supposed to live in an ocean of unlimited potentials. But we end up creating much the same as before. Maybe it isn’t the actual lemon-tinted water or stale mints – rather it is the same old same old contexts/settings/questions. At this meeting we were indeed treated to the same old same old. We left the meeting dulled and uninspired. The success of the day was more about our capacity to be patient, than our creative and dynamic selves. Garbage in, garbage out.

Manifesto
07. Every day making no choice is a choice.
10. Every day connect with somebody.
22. Every day refine, clarify and simplify.

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