Inspiration for an optimistic and growth-filled 2010. Below are excerpts from Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth — statements exemplifying his beliefs, strategies and motivations. Enjoy and Happy 2010!
There is nothing that drives optimism more than passion with a purpose. Find your purpose.
Allow events to change you.
You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.
Take field trips.
The bandwidth of the world is greater than that of your TV set, or the Internet, or even a totally immersive, interactive, dynamically rendered, object-oriented, real-time, computer graphic-simulated environment.
De-synchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves.
Stand on someone’s shoulders.
You can travel farther carried on the accomplishments of those who came before you. And the view is so much better.
Forget about good.
Good is know quality. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good… As long as you stuck to good you’ll never have real growth.
Ask stupid questions.
Growth is fueled by desire and innocence. Assess the answer, not the question. Imagine learning throughout your life at the rate of an infant.
Think with your mind.
Forget technology. Creativity is not device dependent.