No matter our station in life, we are often crossed with rules and scripts for how to maintain decorum, often at the cost of a messy creative process. Messy creative processes that are likely to yield gems of wisdom, artistry and experience.
The truth is that while rules insure protection from disaster — they mostly certainly guarantee mediocrity as well. And too many rules prevent improvisation, originality and risk.
While there is nothing wrong in being courteous, proper and correct — there is something disastrous about being a cog in a wheel — simply put, mediocre. Our mediocre selves will never disappoint at being its best while our unique inner souls clamour in protest.
When was the last time you allowed your inner creative soul to sing out, even if off key?