Use what you’ve got!
Today I was playing with Messenger Filters on Julian while he was sleeping and I sent a few (including the moustache filter) to my Mum in Law just for laughs. She is a fairly tech-savvy lady, but hasn’t used the filters before. Yet in the spirit of good fun, she sent me back her own pic of Julian, which she had added to herself by drawing on it… which was more original and way funnier than just the moustache filter.
It got me thinking about how creative she was, and how some people might just say to themselves “Oh that looks fun, but I don’t know how to do that” and not join in. It got me thinking about how uninventive and unresourceful we can be in life, when we believe that there is only one way to do things.
Caz knew how to draw, so she drew. The “I don’t know how to do it the same” didn’t stop her.
So first she joined in the fun, drawing on pics and sharing them with me. The second thing she did was say
“You’ll have to show me how to do that” so that she can learn and will have yet another resource at her fingertips for later.
This is how we grow and get shit done – by doing what we can with what we have.
Props to Caz for never putting herself in the “I can’t”, “I don’t know how” or the “Too old to learn” boxes that so many others put themselves in. I love how she gives everything a go and is constantly learning and growing.
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So how can you get involved in that thing that you’ve told yourself you can’t? You can always do something. Maybe your way doesn’t look like the current way, maybe your way is even better (if you’re in your genius, having fun and using your creativity, it definitely will be).
Get into it! Use what you have, what you know and what you can do, and learn the rest as you go.
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