September 29, 2022
Take care how you place your moccasins upon the Earth, step with care, for the faces of the future generations are looking up from the earth, waiting their turn for life.
Wilma Mankiller, First Woman Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Native American Activist

If you are reading this, you have been allowed the wonderful privilege of being alive. There were billions who came before you and had their opportunity to create, and there will be, hopefully, billions who come after you for their turn to produce. Yes, they are waiting for their turn, but right now,

It’s YOUR turn!

Steven Pressfield, the author of The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle, so gently, yet not so gently, reminded us of the importance of taking our creativity seriously:

Are you born a writer? Were you put here on the earth to be a painter, a scientist, or an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don’t do it.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it.

Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.

Your contribution affects us all. Your creativity is connected to my creativity, and the creative potential of others is waiting for YOUR creativity to come fully alive. That is the true catalyst of Intercultural Creativity®that our creative pursuits are actually intertwined with the creative pursuits of each other. We are better and more creative together.

So, I will say it one more time…

It’s Your Turn!

Your work is paramount not just for our generation but for the generations on their way.

Intercultural Creativity® is here for us to do this work together and honor each other while we are doing it to the best of our ability—for the betterment of ourselves, others, and our organizations around the world. Aren’t you excited to see the beauty that will evolve from your ideas? I am.

Your best is yet to come.

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; Never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
Mae Jemison, Astronaut, Chemical Engineer, Medical Officer