Belief, perspective and creativity

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In The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote: “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”

I love this for a number of reasons. Firstly because of the huge impact it can have when someone believes in you and your potential. Secondly because it illustrates beautifully how perspective can change everything. And finally because of the power of creativity – that amazing vision that we all have (even though so many of us need to teach ourselves to relearn it), through which we make connections between the previously unconnected and come up with something that no one has seen before.