Spend an hour around any child and you know that they have unyielding tenacity. They pursue their dreams the moment they arise and do not quit until they have what they have set out to get. Children are the masters of spontaneity. They are up for anything, anytime – especially before the requirements of “conventional wisdom” and “standardized education” gave them reason to say no
Ice Cream at 7:00am? Absolutely
Trampoline at 10:00pm? Why not.
Song in the middle of a crowded restaurant? Which one would you like to hear?
As children get older they become more aware of others’ opinions and the expected etiquette of given situations. Before then, however, there are no self – or socially imposed limits on when and where fun, beauty, and breakthroughs can happen. As a child, you had only two things on your calendar, and both of them could occur at any moment of any hour: exploration and creation. Rescheduling wasn’t an option. It was now. Or it was never.
Sir Isaac Newton was asked to describe his most productive days as a scientist, he explained, “ I was like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Curiosity, mystery and spontaneity are the supreme catalyst to breakthrough thinking. UNTHINK
“*excerpt from chapter 2 of UNTHINK”
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Praise for UNTHINK
‘“Erik Wahl’s UNTHINK is creative detox at the highest level. It is a kick in the pants that will send you sailing out fo th ebox – back to your childlike courage, to that place of play whre all the wonderful work originates.” Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art and Turning Pro
Erik Wahl has made creativity his lifes’s study. In the pages of UNTHINK you’ll find inspiration for your own creative journey.” – Dan Pink, Bestselling author of Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human