Episode #77 Make A Mess
We can rarely make progress in achieving our goals if we are unwilling to embrace the messiness of imperfection. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Martha Chandran-Dickerson reflect upon beauty, growth, and an essential ingredient to experiencing both.
Messiness is a prerequisite to metamorphosis, which leads to magnificence.Dr. Michael Brown
- We often present ourselves publicly in a way that is staged, filtered, and cleaned up.
- When we limit others’ messiness, we may unintentionally impair their creative process.
- The pursuit of order often distracts us from the pursuit of excellence.
- Since life is messy for everyone, the sharing of our messiness with others cultivates connection.
- The messiness of life is evidence that we are growing, changing, and evolving.
- The journey is as exciting and formative as the destination.
- Commit to never turning down a fun activity simply because it would create a mess.
- Create a system of organization that works best for you even if it seems chaotic or confusing to others.
- Pause to appreciate the beauty and the significance of your work rather than exclusively focusing on the finished product.
In This Episode
Creativity Takes Courage
There is something deep within every human being that compels us to create, but so few of us actually fulfill this desire. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and innovation lab leader Dr. Shawn Cramer identify the barriers to imaginative expression and introduce the practices required to overcome them.
Progress Over Perfection
Sometimes the size of our goals is the greatest barrier to achieving them. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by first-time guest and Three Words Podcast producer Greg Jenkins as they re-evaluate whether pursuing the best is actually best.
Show Up Uninvited
Friendship requires intentionality, and sometimes intentionality can feel awkward. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and his daughter Lauren Thompson suggest a countercultural method to developing community and deepening connection.