… you will figure out a way to get it. There may be times in our lives when we really want or need something. It is during those times that we are challenged to be our most creative. The keys to creativity are desire and persistence.
The Crow and the Pitcher
A crow had not had a sip of water for days and was close to death. Suddenly, she spotted a pitcher containing some water. Thrilled by the discovery and sudden turn of fortune, the crow flew down to the pitcher.
However, the water level was too low and the neck of the pitcher was too narrow. No matter how hard the crow tried to squeeze her beak into the pitcher, she could not reach the water. So, the crow tried to overturn the pitcher, hoping that the water would spill and then she could drink it. But the pitcher was too heavy for the crow.
Just as the crow was about to give up, she noticed some pebbles on the ground. An idea suddenly came to her. She picked up the pebbles one by one and dropped them into the pitcher. Each time she dropped a pebble into the pitcher, the water level would rise. Until eventually, the water level was high enough so that the crow could finally drink the water.
What do you desire or need in your life that could be yours if you simply created a way to get it? More often than not, most people will give up because there is no sense of urgency for obtaining the needed or desired objective. Here are a few tips for achieving success:
- Create a sense of urgency such that you feel that you absolutely must achieve your goal or need.
- Visualize the end result.
- Brainstorm all your options and methods, and do not discount any, regardless of how ridiculous or simple they may seem to be.
- Recall a time in your past when you have had a need, and it was successfully satisfied, and apply the same focus and creative thought to this situation.
- Remember that necessity is the mother of all inventions.
Affirmation for the Week:
“I believe that life is a do it yourself journey and that the only obstacles in my path are lack of desire and intensity.”
Have a creative week!
Mary “Motivator” Rau-Foster