Try this. Think of something in your life right now that you see as a limitation or challenge. It could be something at work, home, part of your personality, or something out of your control – and isolate this challenge in your mind. Pause here for you to think of this challenge – – – – – – -. Ok, have your challenge?
Now, what if you viewed this challenge in your mind as something with a physical end point – – – like this – – – Challenge]. Now, what if after this end point something really creative and cool could happen. Like this – – – Challenge] C R E A T I V I T Y. What if after the border of a challenge was also “where the imagination and the story begins?”
This is exactly what Amy Purdy talks about in her TEDx talk. If you are facing challenges and limitations in your life (and who isn’t), this video will re-orient your thinking so what you see as obstacles will actually become inspiration. It will also most likely give you the chills, and make you fall in love with the amazing person telling her story.
Some awesome quotes by Amy Purdy:
“Our imaginations can be used as tools for breaking through borders; because in our minds we can do anything and we can be anything. It’s beliving in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits.”
“Our borders and our obstacles can only do two things: 1. stop us in our tracks, or 2. force us to get creative.”
“Innovation has only been possible because of the borders.”