Tools for Triumph in 2012
December 30, 2011 § 3 Comments
Instead of reflecting too heavily on the topsy-turvy nature that was 2011, I’ve decided that I will look forward and into the changes and positivity that will come in 2012. As many of you know, I have launched what I hope to be a lifelong study of creativity in twice-exceptional children. With the study of creativity come wonderful mentors, and a manifesto, declared by my “great-grandmentor” in 1983, perfectly sums up my goals and visions for the coming year. E. Paul Torrance’s Manifesto for Children says…
Don’t be afraid to fall in love with something
and pursue it with intensity
Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit
and enjoy your greatest strengths.
Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others
and to walk away from the games they impose on you.
Free yourself to play your own game.
Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.
Learn the skills of interdependence.
Don’t waste energy trying to be well rounded.
Do what you love and can do well.
More to come on my studies and my future endeavors as well as day to day musings. (I’ve also set goals of maintaining a weekly schedule to blog, so we will see how that turns out.) Here’s wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, prosperous new year, and I’ll see you in 2012!