I have to give my pain credit for increasing my creativity. There are so many daily situations where doing things the normal way just does not cut it. And I have to plan and improvise. This cartoon by Rube Goldberg is an example of the kind of thinking that many of us do on a daily basis just to navigate through the day. He has a great solution for what to do when you fall on ice.
So when confronted with a dilemma about how to get around some obstacle, I feel better if I can mentally remove myself from the frustration, go to my creative side and ask myself “What would Rube Goldberg do?”.
One of my favorite Rube Goldberg’s is that I always carry a stick of gum with me. If I drop something, let’s say a $20 bill, I can chew the gum, put it on the bottom of my shoe and then use it to pick up what I dropped.
Have you had Rube Goldberg moments? What are your favorites?