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Some people seem to have more — more successes, more opportunities. They seem to be smarter, to know more.  And there’s all kinds of evidence to prove their specialness – grades, money, cars, homes, social media likes, just to name a few.

But, look again at our “evidence.” It’s all external. What we see does not reveal the inner qualities that got them there.

Smart people do have “something,” but it’s not genetic and it’s not unique. Their secret power is living like an artist.  With a passion for what they imagine, they set about creating it.

Artists look for the right materials, medium, technique.  They’re willing to learn something new – like welding – because their vision has that metal eye piece that just has to be made.  They’re OK with being beginners, knowing that each experience, each new piece leads to the next.  They create to see how their vison will come to be. They create first for themselves, not for others.  What would change if you were the artist working on your life canvas?

In brief …

Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host (1954 –  ), expands on the limitlessness of creativity.

“I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.”

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About the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking, and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-K-12 education, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.