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Creativity not the purpose but leads to meaning

In the fall of 1995, Fast Company magazine arrived in my mailbox with the cover that said, "Work is personal. Computing is Social. Knowledge is Power. Break the Rules." Cov01

It was a breakthrough moment for me, frustrated by my corporate career and trying to figure out how to make work more meaningful.

For me, work is personal expression. My purpose is to pull personal relationships into the front of business. I couldn't have figured that out without releasing my creativity. And it will take every ounce of creativity I have to realize my purpose.

Yes Magazine: 10 Things Creative People Know, 2014-Apr-11 by Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy (via

Creative expression opens the door to the inner world of our imaginations. It is here that we make meaning of our lives. It is here that motivation takes root. The more creative we are, the more capacity we have to imagine what's possible and make those visions real....

All life is interconnected and full of purpose. There is, as teacher and philosopher Parker Palmer says, a hidden wholeness in each of us waiting to emerge. Discovering our unique purpose is one of the great adventures of life.