How often have you read a piece of advice, maybe even here, and thought “well that’s fine in theory but…” and then not done anything further with the thought?
Yes, theories are wonderful things but we all know that human’s are unpredictable, awkward, thrawn, bloody minded and far too often real life gets in the way and destroys any chance we have of putting them into action!
But the theories are there for a reason – they work!
One of my favourite artists is Picasso and one of the reasons he was able to create such extraordinary work, to twist and distort and break apart in such incredible ways was he actually was the most superb artist. Have a look at his line drawings. You can’t help but marvel at how much depth and structure he is able to create with a single line! The reason he could do this is he knew the rules! He knew the theories so well that he was able to break every one of them and still achieve magic! None of his imitators have even got close!
So next time you think “that’s fine in theory but…” don’t just discard it! Take the time to really learn about it, really study it in depth, get to know its every nuance. And then see how you can bend, twist, and distort it, break it apart and put it back together it so that it creates magic in your life!