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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Steve Martin

"Despite a lack of natural ability, I did have the one element necessary to all early creativity: naivete, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do."

American Comedian/Actor/Author
1945 -

As creative leaders we must begin each project with beginner's mind.  Being naive allows us to try new things without the history of the past.  I heard a story of a new garment salesman in New York.  Every experienced salesman knew that the buyers did not want to see a salesman during the Christmas holiday so they did not make sales calls.  The new guy didn't know the past so he made sales calls and outsold everyone that month.  Don't let the myths get in your way.  Choose to see the world with the eyes of a child.  Be open to new ways, new habits.