How Embracing Your Limitations Will Make You More Creative

“Instead of telling one another to seize the day, maybe we need to remind ourselves everyday to seize the limitation.” 

 

How can you be an artist if you can’t even draw a straight line? When Phil Hansen was diagnosed with permanent nerve damage in his hands — which caused his hand to shake uncontrollably — he thought his art career was over. That is, until one doctor suggested he “embrace the shake.”

Now, Hansen says that he firmly believes that embracing a limitation drives creativity. The artistic journey he has taken in the years since is a testament to that realization. The video below is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates creativity. His work is incredible!