Jumping the tracks in order to discover creativity

Think for a minute about the things you do every day. How often are you following the “tracks” laid before you?

It doesn’t matter who laid the tracks – it could have been your parents, a boss, your teacher, or even yourself – but how often do you find yourself doing the same thing, or thinking the same way? Day in and day out?

Thinking the same way, on the same mental tracks, is easy and safe. By following the tracks we know exactly where we’re going.

But if we stay on our mental tracks all the time, how are we expected to discover new lands of thought? How can you discover a new, creative idea if you never jump the tracks? What are you doing differently, today, to take a different path, to get off your familiar tracks and discover something or somewhere new?

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.