Embrace your limitations and watch yourself become unstoppable.
I am inspired daily by Phil Hansen, a TED Talk speaker and artist whom I greatly admire. In art school, Phil, who spoke at TheLadders Job Mobile Summit, developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: Embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.
Embracing this limitation is what made him powerful, and enabled Phil to create masterpieces. This personifies what a designer I recently met taught me about the art world versus the business world: An artist creates without any boundaries and restrictions. A designer needs limitations and constraints to be able to create.
Embracing constraint goes further than artists and designers. It can be the fire burning inside a business that leads it to greatness.