"The chief enemy of creativity is good sense." — Pablo Picasso
When I was a young boy my mother used to make costumes for me and my brother, and every year without fail we'd end up winning some sort of best-costume award. The idea of a store-bought costume simply didn't exist in our household, and looking back I think it probably had more to do with our financial limitations rather than any sort of artistic integrity, yet this limitation is perhaps what most inspired my mother's creativity, enabling us to stand out from the crowd.
Whether you're making a costume, writing a book, starting a business, or collaborating on a project, tapping into your creative mind to see hidden possibilities can help you to make connections in places you never before could have considered.
The Magic Word Creativity reminds us that to pursue excellence means standing out from the crowd. As one of my mentors, John Maxwell, often says: we live in an age where you can win some races by standing still! Sometimes simply showing up to the arena is all you need to do to win because many people are simply not interested in putting in the effort to even show up. Going the extra mile truly sets us out from the crowd, and, best of all, there's far less traffic on that extra mile!
Here are your Positivity Magic Challenges for this week:
Until next time, Stay Positive!
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Jonas Cain is the Facilitator of Fascination, Purveyor of Positivity, and CEO of Hashtag Positivity. Leveraging his three-decade career as a comedy magician in tandem with his extensive public speaking and facilitation skills, Jonas supports emerging leaders and their influencers to develop resiliency through high value relationships.