Years ago, Robert Fritz wrote a great little book titled Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life . He explains that often, no matter how hard we try to solve life’s challenging problems, the answer may be to set them aside and focus on creating what you want in your life instead. Things get confusing when people talk about creative problem solving, but that is just another way of talking about problem solving! Fritz suggests we set pesky problems completely aside – not even think about them – and then go after creating what makes your heart sing!
I really love this idea because it provides a completely new way of looking at life’s challenges. It does require a certain amount of courage to step up and go after what you really want. This suggests you have to know what that is, which many don’t. I think this is why so many keep trying to solve problems that likely will not go away.
If you don’t know what you should be doing with your life then perhaps it’s worth giving it some thought. It has taken me a long time to understand that I need to take pictures, not for anyone else, but for my own heart and soul. When I am out creating images of the world, like the amazing sunset from Gantry Park, my life struggles do fade away and life is more meaningful.