Bright Ideas Book Sneak Peek: Chapter 6

Anger, in the form of frustration, can also help us identify the boundaries that are restricting us, not protecting us. Sometimes we set negative boundaries for ourselves, either through our experiences (or lack thereof), education, cultural norms, or things we believe about ourselves. These boundaries appear when we are trying something new, telling us that a certain road is closed off or that we can’t have access to that way of doing things. They might also be avenues that we have not thought to try yet, and the very fact that they are different may attempt to intimidate us from approaching them. Boundaries like these are meant to be broken in the pursuit of creative breakthrough. As we said in our manifesto, “We believe that the boundaries of creative expression are continually expanding and have yet to be reached.” Or, as Walt Disney put it: “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” Some things “just aren’t done that way” simply because no one has tried to do it yet.
— Bright Ideas: Light Up Your Creativity, Chapter 5