Medical Research

Breakthroughs and Map Reading

Kristen Sparrow • July 16, 2016


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As my patients know, I am always lamenting that I haven’t had a “breakthrough” yet in my work.  The key that will ensure a speedy, positive, healing shift for each and every patient.  I am getting closer, though.  But it was nice to see this reassuring post by Godin.

From Seth Godin’s blog.

“The second time you create that breakthrough

…it only takes a few minutes.  Because it’s not a breakthrough.

Breakthroughs are slow because you don’t know how to do it…

Re-creation is fast, because you already know how.

The art of the breakthrough is the practice of figuring out all the ways to not do it on your way to an insight.

Don’t curse the dead ends and the failures. They’re the key element of the work you’re doing. 

We find our way by getting lost. Anything other than that is called reading a map.”

I need to be grateful for all the things that don’t work, all the theories and hypotheses I’ve have that just lead to more questions.  But still!  Would love to have it all answered at some point….