The great strength of how my personality type and brain seems to work is that I can look at one thing and find solutions to other things completely unrelated. I really have no idea how it works, but the world is finally seeming to make more sense as I study big data and complexity theory and relate it to how search engines and modern databases work and see they operate more in the spatial realm than the linear progression that had boxes around everything to contain, yet, not really allow everything to actually interact seamlessly.
The weakness with my personality type is that when we “see” the solution, we tend to get bored with doing all the work of detailing all the minute parts of the solution. Don’t ask us to do the same repetitive thing over and over. while we will get it done, probably quite well, it won’t be fun.
A similar tangent is the new modern world of “mind mapping” that has become a popular buzzword for the past few years. You can go back into my sketchbooks 40 years and you will see mind maps drawn all over the place with zero training. It is just how I would write the elements and ideas out. I figured everyone thought that way. Each day, i am somehow reminded by someone that much of the world does not think this way. instead a linear path from point A to point B seems to be the order of the day. time spent working in the spatial realm for better ways or improvements from A to Z is not considered work for some.
Creativity is like a wave, or perhaps a better analogy is like taking up an exercise program. You start out, get excited, and have a few amazing days and then it starts to get difficult. In the real world, many will stop trying. I am really not sure of the reasons. If someone would like to write and educate me, I would appreciate it.
There is one time in your life where you can double your physical strength in 30 days. Do you know when? It is when someone who has never exercised begins training and sticks with it for the first 30 days. Once again, this isn’t all easy, but you see progress and keep going. Not too many people actually make it to 30 days.
Usually after about 3 months, your body doesn’t respond too quickly, you hit plateaus, and the idea of continuing to exercise is more of a burden or pain. Why not just go eat that pizza or have a few libations at the pub with the lads?
The vast majority of people will have washed out of a fitness program in 90 days.
All they have to do is keep going and soon the benefits of systemic change in their lives will happen.
Don’t jump up and down; I am about 15% of what I was at my physical peak when I played American football. I even remember the insane idea to try bobsledding 10 years ago. (Sorry, but that is a cool sport) but, someone said, “How long will it take you to train.”
“It will take me 2-3 years of training just to build up a base. I have no idea if my body can even do any of this anymore.
“2-3 years? Are you serious?”
“Yeah, I used to be a decent athlete, but as we age, we loose so much and it takes so much longer to heal.”
What does all this have to do with today? Well, I am in a new country, don’t speak the language, have no clue how to fit into the local culture, and I really feel like all the other immigrants that come from somewhere else to try to fit into a space, “when in Rome do as the Romans.” Trying not to speak English and learn something new is really more difficult for me than I thought it would be. While part of it could be German is a difficult language for me, and I seem to have brain damage with memory skills in remembering languages – the overall experiences has been great for the technology development with Augment.
What also has happened is I can see and hear the dreams of others with business, crafts, ideas and things that perhaps they don’t have the skills and expertise in. While I would never classify myself as an expert in anything, I really am quite decent as a jack-of-all-trades or wearer of many hats. The strongest area might be intuition and the ability to visualize and perceive new ideas.
Today, the wall in front of me is a wonderful mash of 5-6 totally unrelated ideas that all are helping feed each other with cross pollination. The “fun” ideas are for a friend’s dream of making pastries; others are functional products that will take something that is boring and taken for granted and making it look great. The others are high tech and for now, Colorado and Agrowvillage are almost the same line of thought, as they are basically the same ideas with a different scale issue.
Then I think “when I get back to the USA, the Agrowvillage idea is really a good one for helping people with nutritious food…. how can one roll it out without getting bogged down in too many rules?”
Perhaps that is what I am in Switzerland for? They are almost like Singapore, where there is a rule for everything. Maybe my time here is to see how to work inside the construct of the rules, yet, allow for radical innovation for people to change?
I don’t know…let me go ponder