‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in finding new landscapes but in seeing with new eyes.’ What a brilliant insight, derived from the writings of Marcel Proust.
When did you last see something familiar in a very different light? An intractable problem or a pressing need maybe? Or even a great opportunity that you hadn’t been able to get your head around?
I suspect you didn’t get your ah-ha moment by trying even harder. By focussing even more intently…
Instead, it was probably standing back and letting it drift a bit. Creating some creative space for you to come at it from a new angle. Or make connections from completely different trains of thought that suddenly made sense together.
So give yourself some creative space to see with fresh eyes. That’s how your amazing brain functions. Let it do its phenomenal work and be thankful.
And make a beautiful ruckus!