Lessons from a 6 year old mind

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been watching my 6 year old son, Chase, create things.  In reality, he has always been very creative and is an active builder/designer of stuff.  From lego blocks that he builds elaborate houses and ships, to cutting out paper to make capes for his beanie-boos, his imagination and creativity just seems to be running on overload.  And of course a quick survey of our kitchen counter, tables, his desk, his play table, his play area and pretty much every flat surface in our house shows his creativity and his hard work.

While I could go on and on about how proud of a Dad I am, what really got me thinking is the simplistic feeling of joy from creating things.  My son doesn’t need to make the internal emotional connection of “I build this and then I feel good”….he just does it and fully immerses himself in to his “work” as he calls it.

I’ve been a bit of a work funk lately.  And after watching my son and some serious time thinking on the treadmill, I’ve come to the conclusion that what’s missing right now is that I haven’t created something in a while for myself.

Now, I’m going to dedicate some of my work time and brain space to build out a new service at MorningStar.  I feel good just thinking about it or as my son would say “I have a yellow core memory”.

Thank you Chase.

What are you going to create today?