Theme Launch: Turning Limitation Into Advantages
A year ago, I’m writing with a theme for introvert. The tagline called “Turning limitation into advantages, helping introverts to be successful.” Time went on and I changed to another theme, “The happiness in success journey”. I switched because I felt that it’s an excuse for me to stay with limitations.
Yet, in the past one year, I’ve been secretly regretting the decision. A desire to share more related with introversion and limitation are still there. Maybe you can say that I want to be a friend for the weak. Things related with some limitation that is turned into something useful always attracts my attention.
Today, 8th of June 2009, I’m launching a new theme for Reason-4-Smile, a subject back to the Turning Limitation into Advantages. What limitation? Maybe it’s introversion, but I guess it’ll be more than that. Right now the one that changed is only the blog banner. I’ll still have more things to do for the rebranding, like my about page and twitter page.
How about consistency? I guess it’s the big flaw of this blog and its writer =). I’ve not been very consistent in themes, for both web design and its content. Until recently I read about one article from Scott H Young (again) titled ‘Consistency is an Overrated Virtue‘. There are advantages in inconsistency, so I’ll just follow what my heart says right now. If there is something I want to be consistent of, it’s to grow, even if sometimes, that requires inconsistency.
A more worthwhile form of consistency is striving to be internally consistent. This is where your actions match your deeper values. This is the consistency which discipline, persistence and integrity are derived from.
~Scott H Young (Consistency is an Overrated Virtue)
If you want to grow, observe not your greatest failure, but your most frequent failure. One that often troubled me is my tendency for perfection. I set my aim for a very high quality of article. And this… has always become a hurdle for me to generate more articles.
One moment, one inspiration, and it took me three to four days to make the article. It occupied my mind, it troubled me, it stopped me from learning and the worst, it made me unable to create more articles for this blog. So I want to create more, pardon me if some of them sounds garbage to you. But I believe it can unleash a better idea I have in mind.
The fastest way to increase your creative output is simply to lower your quality threshold. If you allow yourself to produce garbage, you’ll create a lot more. Churning is an excellent strategy for boosting output, especially when you get frequently stuck.
~Scott H Young (How to Increase Your Creative Output)
Two articles that influence me yesterday…
- Consistency is an Overrated Virtue – http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2009/05/25/consistency-is-an-overrated-virtue/
- How to Increase Your Creative Output – http://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2009/05/19/how-to-increase-your-creative-output/