Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) was the master of setting constraints. He once made a bet with a publisher at Random House that he could write a book using 50 words or less.
His power to set limits paid off when Green Eggs and Ham sold more than 200 million copies and was Seuss’s best- selling book
Cat in The Hat was written using only a first grade vocabulary
Limitations inspire creativity by making you find a way to make it work, and setting a schedule helps you get things done whether you feel like it or not, and adds to your productivity.
Everybody has a limited set of tools to work with, but you can work with your tools to maximize what you have.
For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I am going to challenge myself to set constraints and make myself work within limits, and find a creative way to make it work. I will let you know how it goes next week.