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Simplicity, as a concept, is ever so powerful.

Let’s take a minute to study the picture below.

It is one of a regular road. And we, of course, use the road to take us from place to place.

Now, there is of course that line right in the middle of the road that separates vehicles traveling in opposite directions. This line regulates the side you should drive on, and when not to overtake.

What would travel [and life] be, without that line?

Can you picture the kind of chaos the absence of this simple line would cause?

There is a myth that structure kills creativity.

What is often forgotten that without structure, there would be no creativity. It would be like a painting without a canvas with no defined boundaries. Or an endless football match [with no creative last minute goals!].

Structure, in our lives, gives us the room to experiment and be creative.

In her TED talk titled: Your Elusive Creative Genius, Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love talks about the importance of having structure her writing career.

She says:

“Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be. If your job is to dance, do your dance. If the divine, cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed, for just one moment through your efforts, then “Olé!” And if not, do your dance anyhow. And “Olé!” to you, nonetheless. I believe this and I feel that we must teach it. “Olé!” to you, nonetheless, just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up.” 

Structure is as important to chemical engineers as it is to artists.

Keep showing up, not because you feel like it, but because you have structured your life to show up even when you don’t feel like it.

The solid line in the middle of the road represents structure, order, neat, tidy, methodical, discipline, organised etc.

It is the simple routines [eat, sleep, play] in our lives that enable us to free up vital space in heads so we can be creative in what we do.

At LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, we encourage our learners to not only have a structured business, but a structured entrepreneurship life as well.

Today is the last day of registration for the next Co-hort. You can register online.

For more information on the programme, class dates, fees and to register online, please double click on this link —> New Venture Creation Programme. Register now online, classes commence on Saturday, 25 January.

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