Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I've got a lightbulb, but it's still foggy in here...

For the last year or so, I have been adopting 7 principles set forth in a book by Michael Gelb, How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci. I take one at a time, really trying to adopt the concept into my life until I can access it easily whenever I need it.

Sfumato is my current challenge.
 "Embracing ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty"

Now this doesn't mean that we just accept ambiguity and hope it passes. EMBRACING ambiguity means that we see it for its benefits, opportunities to learn, to grow, to change! This is NOT easy. Even when I think I'm doing a good job, I can still spot areas of frustration and tension in my life. This means that I need to either embrace the tension by creating solutions and taking action, or forget about it and move on!

I want change to enter my life. I have been willing for a while now.
I have to ask myself, am I doing all that I can to get to that place I'd like to be?

What circumstances, areas of discomfort am I avoiding? Am I completely blind to them?
I feel the change approaching. I am ready for it.
But I have to keep my eyes open. I have to let it in. I am ready.

Check out one of my recent 'ambiguity' projects; an almost fully animated video for a new phone app. I had a short deadline and not a lot of materials. Plus, animation is not my area of expertise. Looking at this reminds me that you never know your full potential until you try.

The video was featured on TechCrunch! See the article and video here.
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