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Limitations are good

Many may disagree. When it comes to the creative field, there are two schools of thought on limitations. Some may see them as completely debilitating. Not allowing the creative artist to perform what they do best. Limitations create a stricter environment , a smaller playing field, an ever tinier box in which you can play - how can that be a good thing?

It can be a good thing simply because it allows you to innovate within the preset boundaries. It focuses the work, and it forces new thinking, new solutions and new approaches. It’s all in the mindset. If you adopt the learning mindset, limitations can be seen as a way to free yourself from distractions, free yourself from directions that you’re not supposed to explore. If you’re willing to learn and do the hard work, you can create something new, something remarkable within extraordinary limitations. 

The opposite is an infinite playing field. No box. No boundaries. To play in this field requires tremendous discipline - and guess what - in order for you to create something without any limitations, you’d need to create self imposed limitations. Otherwise you’ll have a project with a multitude of outcomes, without a schedule and without a finish line. 

Embrace limitations. They define can define your art… They can make your art stand out if you’re able to do the hard work. 

Dmitry N. Rusakov

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This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.