Daily Archives: July 10, 2008

Creating the new future

“When it comes to observing reality, people often do not see what is before their eyes. Instead, people see their concept of what reality should be. They are not seeing what is before their eyes, but rather what they expect to see.” Robert Fritz ‘The Path of Least Resistance”

There are many reasons to have a coach some of them are embodied in the statement by Robert Fritz. Unleashing creative energy to produce new solutions to old problems is difficult. Fritz writes, “Many people’s lives are inextricably tied to their problems. The majority of the actions they take are designed to eliminate the problems so they can be problem-free. But with all this action they still have problems. Some of these people have the same old problems, some develop new problems.” If we exchanged problem solving for creation and developing new possibilities the results will move us toward fulfilling our purpose which in turn will result in greater happiness.

What do you want to create?

Many people don’t know what they want and they search aimlessly trying to find what they don’t know they want. Without an external observer to question the current state there is little chance that the desired future state can be achieved. Perhaps small steps of progress can be made however entropy will always draw one back to the current state.

Creation starts from a blank slate rather than from a cause and effect view of a problem. Art is a good example of starting with a concept and breathing life into that concept that results in something new, something that was not envisioned previously.

What is the creative process?

1. Define the result you want to create.

2. Understand the existing landscape – what is out there?

3. Define and act

4. Understand the process, [concept, synthesis, finalization]

5. Establish a cadence and repeat the process.

What is it that you want to have come into existence?

What new you do you want to see?

What do you love enough that you wish to see it exist?