Necessity is the Mother of Invention
– English Proverb
Continuing to clear my habit (aka home) this past week of items no longer necessary in my life, I had a huge realization. The more layers I removed of paperwork long forgotten, along with furniture and knick-knacks that were no longer serving me, the more I discovered what really mattered most to me both in my work and in my overall life.
The process was incredibly freeing as I continued to ask myself, “What new ingredients do I long to create for my life?”
Removing the layers that had grown stagnant, I can feel something new is opening up for me. New possibilities, new inventions that couldn’t find their way to me because of some of the clutter that I had managed to gather along the way.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my life, my home and my business. Perhaps it is this pandemic and the many new realities that it has give to all of us about just how precious this life of ours is that brought me to re-examining what I could do even better.
Mother of Invention is a term that means that the primary driving force for most new inventions is having a need for the invention and/or change. I would say most of us have a need right now to look at a part of our life that could use a bit of reinvention with all that has gone on over the last few months.
When we think of our roles as leaders at home and at work, the ability to create empowering and endearing components that enhance the lives of not only ourselves, but others as well, is crucial. Especially right now as we make our way through this pandemic, we need the ability to adapt to the circumstances we have been given. Then looking it straight on, figure how to make the best of an overall crappy situation.
Musician Ani DiFranco put it this way, “In order to keep anything cultural, logical, or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.” The idea of a renaissance coming from all that is going on in our lives right now has an appealing sound to it for me. How about you?
We can fight it or reinvent what we want our lives to look like on the other side of this catastrophic event. Especially if we appreciate the goodness of our life as we move through it.
As you meander through this week of possibilities with no doubt more unique and unknown outcomes, look through the lens of re-invention and discover what may be waiting for you on the other side of all this unknown.
One thing I know for sure… we have the power to come from the inside out to be what we want to be. To create inventions, especially our own re-invention.
Have an awesome week ahead!
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