There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. – William Shakespeare
If we want a better world, we should take action to make it so. To make it so, Einstein suggested:
The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~Albert Einstein
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” –Albert Einstein
In other words, there are NO PROBLEMS – Just opportunities to improve… Once again it is perspective.
Our perspective can change from how to find and fix problems to imagining what could be and how to make it so. As Simon Sinek suggests…
Before we can build the world we want to live in, we have to imagine it. Greatness starts with a clear vision of the future.
We have to dream. How else will we make a future that does not yet exist?
In other words, we must use our imagination to think about how to create better. Marienne Chism describes the change as creating:
Creating is different from problem solving. As long as therein a problem to focus on, we spend time and resources making new policies and fixing what is broken. As long as there is a problem that has been fixed, there will emerge in its place yet another problem to be fixed.” – Marienne Chism from “No-Drama Leadership: How enlightened leaders transform the workplace”
Creativity is needed because:
Intelligence looks for what is known to solve problems. Creativity looks for what is unknown to discover possibilities. – Simon Sinek
Bad things happen that need to be fixed, however we should always work to create more good. An example of how they are doing both in Vermont is in the video, enjoy!
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