Our new found exile can be used wisely.

These are tough times. We’ve all been reminded of the things we’ve taken for granted. Deep, primal instincts bubble up for us all. Will you fight or freeze? Because we all aint flying and to create is to rebel.

We’re bombarded by the continuous commentary.

The virus looms.

But, as ever, we have a choice.

We can continue to add to the commentary or we can create. 

An old mentor once said to me “in tough times, you can either be a fountain or a drain”. In other words, you can produce and give or you can reduce and take.

How right he was.

Our new found exile and the necessity for a simpler way of life can be used wisely.

Perhaps now is the time to commit to the projects that require deeper, slower thinking. The type of thinking that enabled many to thrive because of the necessity brought on by the black plague.

Perhaps now is the time to turn our attention to producing something that will help others.

After all, there have never been more tools available for us to do just that.

Networks beat silos and creativity begets networks.

Take a moment. What will you create? What will you share that doesn’t add to the fear but instead makes someone stop and think in a different way.

Remember, to create is to rebel (to fight).

Posted by Steven Thomas

Fan of great ideas and (especially) the people that make them work. Steven is the creator of CurveFinder exploring subjects like collaboration, leadership, creative endeavour and personal development. He's spent over two decades working in the UK media industry holding various senior business and creative leadership roles, most recently with a focus on Digital Transformation and Start-ups. Accomplished coach and mentor. Seth Godin's altMBA Alumni. Lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young family. Always in the kitchen at parties.

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