PDA BY EMILY EVANS
When most people hear Entrepreneurship, they think start ups. They think we’re studying “how to build your own business.” However, this is not true. Entrepreneurship is so much more than that.
As a senior, I reflect on studying ESP and what it has given me. In a world full of conventional business majors, creativity is extremely valuable. Studying creativity has empowered me to embrace ambiguity, challenge the status quo, and master problem solving. I have gained a stronger sense of who I am and who I want to be. These skills are worthy in any career.
Here are my most influential takeaways.
- I have found to not only embrace your imperfections, but to leverage them as your strengths. You need a certain level of madness to think differently and reach novelty.
- Do not take yourself too seriously. Creativity comes at unexpected times and from all places. Stay within the world of uncertainty.
- Ask questions. This is so simple, yet often overlooked.
- Surprise yourself. Risk and fail… A LOT.
Creativity is exciting, empowering, and needed desperately. The so-what of these tools and mindsets is defined by what actions you take to use creativity as your PDA. What will you do?