Today’s Seven Sentence Blog post is written by regular contributor John Caswell, the Founder & CEO of a very innovative global management company called Group Partners based in London. He describes himself as the Head of Crayons.
I’m probably slow… yes I’m slow.
All my life, the minute I got comfortable with something, anything, I got uncomfortable with it, the way I had arranged my room, the girlfriend, my books… everything waned.
All the while people around me seemingly happy to stay with a given situation, forever, marriage, job, type of automobile, it killed me, I couldn’t see any attraction in it whatsoever.
Ironically it took ages for the penny to drop, plain as a moose on a mountain bike, I looked around the room, it was full of dull people dying from sameness, and I saw that I was different, definitely not on the same page as everyone else.
So instead I built my own page, a great big page to literally draw fresh conclusions, and this became my contribution to this planet, utter dissatisfaction, big white walls and no compromise for ‘what is’… only for what matters.
By being restless, in perpetual challenge of what’s presented, I get to tear into it, to turn it outside up and upside in, burning down walls and building new bridges.
For me the creative life is deconstruction and reconstruction, getting rid of ‘what is’ with positive argument and debate, arguing hard for what ‘could be’, a mischievous obsessiveness for impact and outcome at the expense of dogma and our ridiculous authorities.