March is full of interesting people’s birthdays, including Einstein and Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). I know most people don’t grow up thinking about theories of relativity or trying to make rhymes into stories, or becoming a household name and yet these two men did exactly that. Both are fairly normal paths of success, writing and science aren’t weird or wrong, they’re legitimate fields of interest. Part of the reason that they stand out so much though is because they did exactly what those fields are about: they made discoveries and brought words to life.
So what can we take away from the lives of these two men? First and foremost that even if you’re “trapped” in something very conventional and normal, that doesn’t mean you can’t put your spin on it and make it your own. Yes, sometimes you’re called to do bigger and different things than you’re involved in now, but often it just means that you need to get a little more creative with regards to what you’re involved in and see if you can’t work a little magic in your current situations before giving up. Second, which directly ties in with that, invest in being creative and curious throughout your life. Creativity and curiosity aren’t things you give up like most people give up their dolls and stuffed animals when they reach a certain age, they’re skills that can greatly benefit you throughout your life if you’re willing to tap into them.
As we finish up this week and head into the next one I encourage you to explore your life. I know that sounds kind of funny, but so often we get caught up in the story we tell ourselves, the habits we have and the often narrow way we see our world and lives and we don’t see the reality of our life or what’s waiting for us just outside of our normal life boundaries and beliefs. Take the time to get creative and be curious about what else your life holds and you could tap into or could help you get the breakthrough you’ve been missing.