I go to a circus, I am thrilled most by the aerialists. . . those
daring flyers who swing high on a trapeze and then launch
themselves into space to be caught by another aerialist hanging by
his or her knees on an opposite trapeze. Recently, I watched a man
who is said to be the first person ever to successfully make a
triple somersault and a twist as he flew
through the air to the catcher on the other trapeze!
acrobats are always daring to do something different; they have
the courage to attempt the impossible. The creative adventure of
their lives is to do something in their particular profession that
has never been done before--and then to keep doing it! If a flyer
misses their catcher and falls to the net below, or if they fail
in a new trick, they don't give up. If they're really good, they
climb up the rope ladder
to the platform, take off into the air, and try again!
can creative people learn from this? How about more somersaults
and twists in your thinking? How about taking a perilous flight
through mental space by doing some different thinking? How about
standing on your head and seeing the world from a new angle?