I'm in the hospital visiting Mom for her 5th chemotherapy cycle. She has been here for 2 days because she had to undergo a blood transfusion yesterday before the chemotherapy drugs can be infused. I spent yesterday in the office to hopefully ignite some of my staff to undergo a creative revolution by planning out our training video for the company's history. I didn't get much input or enthusiasm. Apparently they are not used to having their ideas roam free in a creative setting. I was a little disappointed. I spent 2 days working on the video script and they are not able to pick it up from there.
I realized that I work better when I am surrounded by people who have a high level of energy and creativity. Right now, the setting at work isn't quite so. But I'm not about to be discouraged. I ran into a status message in Facebook yesterday from one of my staff saying,
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, they make them. (George Bernard Shaw)This was quite the affirmation I needed even if my mind can't fully comprehend what it all means and if I am indeed one of those people who "create circumstances" or "just live with it". All I know is that right now even in the dire constraints of the work place I am trying to find creative spaces to breathe in and hopefully hear my own voice while I am at it.
Note to myself: I have to think about this some more. Still have not exhausted what I can mull about this particular quote.