Art: (noun) the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
Years ago when I was a middle school art teacher, I can distinctly recall many a discussion around the following question: “What is art?”
The query was always guaranteed to drive lively discourse, debate, agreement and disagreement.
We sometimes think art has boundaries.
I don’t believe it does.
Either does Connectivity.
Mostly by the factor that art, when created or when dubbed so created, is evolutionary. Every hand and brain involved is a moving part of the decision, process and experiencing.
Did the cave painters of eons gone by consider their works art – or were they trying to record or communicate, with no inkling of art? Why is graffiti now considered art when it was a form of rebellion and vandalism before? What shifts in our thinkings to move the boundaries of what is and isn’t art?
In my world, I consider connecting an art and a science. There are all sorts of considerations and evolutions, perpetually moving parts, learnings and both expected and definitely unexpected changes and growth.
Connecting can be an art by someone who is aware, first and foremost. Then knowing of a bigger purpose – the Why that moves us, and moves us forward. Then attitude required for that forward motion. Elements, skills and practice wrap up the technical pieces of connectivity.
People who are adept at connecting practice an art. They know there’s various levels of accomplishment and mastery. And most importantly that there are always new ways of seeing, considerations, facets and ideas coming at us to weigh.
Connecting is an art. If you’d like to learn more about the art of Connecting, you can do so at The Art Of Connecting Summit, November 1st, 2019. For full details and registration click here.
Join us as we delve into the art and science of connecting – of what it means to know your why, best mindset, elements and practice. Leave the Summit with a tangible set of new skills and ways of thinking to create and develop relationships on purpose, with a service mindset.
Connectors are artists and scientists, neighbors and friends. And Connectors changes the world.