Take a few minutes to remember a time when you were nine - or around that age - when you felt free to be your best. Feel an exact moment in time and place. Are you outdoors or indoors? How does the air feel? How do you feel in your body? What are you uniquely doing or making? Who are you with and how are you uniquely relating to others?
Looking back with full compassion toward yourself, what 1-3 adjectives would you use to describe your younger self at her or his best? These are your 3 Young Genius Qualities.
How can you bring some of those young genius qualities forward to this project?
Here's how I've been remembering it lately. But since I have this preponderous notion lately that I can't trust my own memories, any fact checking is greatly appreciated. I remember myself as a shy and quiet kid. As blond as the days were long is Southern California. Easy to entertain, able to keep myself busy. Maybe industrious is a good word for it. If I had to boil it down to three adjectives, I would only evaporate it down to four: