This is what happened on April 13, 1970.
On April 13, 1970 an oxygen tank exploded on board of the Apollo 13 space craft.
If you saw the Apollo 13 film, you probably remember the scene where the engineers manage to design a rescue system using only things that can be found in the craft. That was their limit. The limit that sparked their imagination and creativity.
With limited resources, they created value that allowed the men in space come back home safely.
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And as creativity is primarily about creating something new, it can be also about creating something from what we already have. Our current resources. Like with Apollo 13.
This, however, may become more difficult with our quest and craving for the new.
I have shared this piece in a couple of places already. But, not on the blog. Where I think it belongs most.
So, here we go…
Sometimes things do not go the way they should.
The frequent automatic reaction is then to blame the externalities like: I don’t have time, I don’t have money, I don’t have knowledge, I don’t have skills.
These are all resources that we blame for our defeat.
But let’s take another view on that.
When things don’t go the way you want, it is not about lack of resources. It is about lack of resourcefulness.
It is not that you lack something that is out there. The real question is what you can do with what you have in here.
Now, think how much you can do with:
- Eight bits of information in a byte
- Seven notes in music
- Six answers to questions of: what? why? who? how? when? where?
- Five senses of your body
- Four keys to Life Puzzle: mindset, vision, habits, skills
- Three colors
- Two hands
- One – self
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