Don’t Know How
Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...
Living in Creative Tension
In Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline, he writes,
“The gap between vision and current reality is a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision. We call this gap creative tension.”It seems to me that when we allow ourselves to be in the gap between our dreams and our reality — to live in our own creative tension — we find our self most ripe with the solutions we need.
I Just Don’t Know
Does it make me less professional or less able if I don’t have THE answers? Is it so bad to "not know"? I know experts want to be seen as right — but I just want to see everything. I'm curious. I want to think beyond the answers spoon fed to me by others. I want to think beyond their attempts to assert their “knowing.”