I have a ritual each new year of drawing an animal totem from a deck of Native American medicine cards as a spirit guide for the coming year. This year I drew dolphin. Among the many traits that dolphin brings to the table–fluidity, breath, communication, community–the one that stands out for me in regards to creative endeavors is fun-loving. Dolphins are extremely creative in the ways they have fun, and in their delightful play there is a creative spirit that contributes so wonderfully to the other aspects of their existence. One cannot be separated from the other.
So how does one balance the vision, discipline and play required to succeed as a creative enterpreneur? Here’s an easy method from litemind.com, plus a poignant visual of captive dolphins at Sea World creating their own game with just the right elements of fun, observation and mastery.