“Invest more time in your creativity engine!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
We are taught to manage, administer, prioritize, organize and bring structure to our day. We are never taught to explore, bend our minds, harvest our imagination.
Isn’t there something fundamentally wrong with that?
Structure your day with random acts of irrelevant activity.
For far too many people, too much of our time at work is spent on the things we need to be doing, rather than the things that we want to be doing. The result is the bland production of structured bits of nothingness, the irrelevant routines that define the clarity of useless bureaucracy. Through this, we doom ourselves to a road of purposeful failure. We are never given a chance to harvest our creative side – structure is truly the enemy of all imaginative innovation.
And at the end of the day, we wonder if we actually really accomplished anything. The short answer is no. The long answer is too depressing to contemplate — because it is a mountain of missed opportunities, a chasm of accumulated failure.
When we are condemned to the trapped routine of the organized mind, we miss out on is a simple fact: creativity is the foundation for all innovation, the bedrock for all inventions, the platform of all disruption. Without creativity, our minds are but empty vessels of organized nothingness.
Pursue your day with purposeful frivolity! Accelerate your creativity, nurture it, feed it with your imagination: structure your day with random acts of irrelevant activity. Because that might become your pathway for your reinvention, your runway for your flight into discovery, your road to serendipitous discovery.
And you just might discover something about yourself that you never knew!