Not every Sad Fact is one we can do something about – SCN Encourager
But here’s one worth tackling.
In fact, I have 5 for you this week.
One for every school day.
Cindy’s tagged this as “sad facts from a sad sack” week, so there’s no need to respond and point this out to me.
She’s already beaten you to the punch.
But with so much sad and depressing stuff occurring all around us, I just thought I’d highlight 5 Sad Facts we could all step up and improve upon.
(Or at least I could… and should…)
So try #1 on for size.
My first Sad Fact comes straight out Gordon MacKenzie’s book, Orbiting the Giant Hairball.
It’s a book about “organizational physics.”
Sounds horribly boring, I know… but people rave about this book as power-packed with observations and ideas about how to support people who work alongside each other in the service of a common cause to reach their full potential.
Now, this sure sounds like us, right?
MacKenzie said he loves presenting to school classrooms and talking to kids about creativity.
He even brings in his metal sculptures and demonstrates how he creates them.
According to MacKenzie what breaks his heart is what happens is when he asks the students, “How many of you are artists?”
In a first grade classroom, all of the students eagerly raise their hands.
And then as he works his way up through the different grade-levels, he sees fewer and fewer hands get raised, as students feel the pressure to “be normal” and suppress their true creative genius.
Unfortunately, this kinda sounds like us too, don’tcha think?
Well, whatever your answer, I bet you caught MacKenzie’s point.
We’ve all got some creative genius of our own bottled up – and only we as individuals can choose to let it out.
All we’ve got to do is stop feeling the pressure to “be normal.”
Now if I can overcome this Sad Fact – certainly you can.
After all, this is three-step process for me.
I first have to struggle with “being normal” for starters.
And only then can I join you in fighting the pressure to “remain normal” before unleashing the artist within!
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