A Case for Constraints

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If creativity loves constraints, why not create more constraints to generate additional creativity? We invest in products to “make our lives easier,” but what’s so wrong with inconvenience? 

Constraints allow our minds to work and develop processes that couldn’t have been created otherwise. Constraints make us stronger, help us simplify things and see things in a new light. 

So here's a case for having only one tab opened at a time, walking to the grocery store, riding your bike to work, limiting your budget, limiting your to-dos, narrowing your focus, using a pen and paper, sticking to a grid, limiting your word count, selling one product, selling to one segment, developing one skill at a time and doing one thing at a time.

It's time we embrace constraints.