Sometimes I look at my calendar and wonder if I’ll be able to keep up with my busy day. And, you might not believe this, but sometimes I don’t. (Gasp!) I’ll bet that happens to your busy day, too, sometimes. But you and I have it pretty easy when compared to Leo.
I took some time out of my busy day to read about this guy.
Yeah, I’m talkin’ about Leonardo da Vinci. Have you ever heard or read about him? Oh, my goodness. Apparently he started out as an artist. But that actually motivated him to study building designs, engineering, math, music, and science. And today, many people consider him to be one of the greatest thinkers of all time. And a lot of his work was way, way, way ahead of its time.
You’ve probably seen his famous “Vitruvian Man” drawing. Even if you didn’t know it. That’s the drawing of a man, with outstretched arms, in the middle of a circle and a square. Well, that wasn’t just a random doodle. Far from it.
Because Leonardo had a strong desire to connect art and math and science. The “Vitruvian Man” showed a man’s range of motion. And da Vinci wanted to illustrate the human body’s relationship to geometry. Hmm…sort of like he was thinking INSIDE the box…and circle. (sorry, couldn’t help it)
I read a quote, attributed to Leonardo, where he shared the best way to develop a complete mind. And he said, “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses, especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
And speaking of connecting.
According to historians, Leonardo was one of the most skillful lyre players in all of Italy. So, he not only thought art and music and math and science were connected, he personally connected them. And that’s in addition to designing engines, different kinds of machines, and even robots, and weapons.
I could give you lots more examples. But you get the idea. Leo was one busy dude.
And I get the impression Leonardo da Vinci was organized and focused. Because he didn’t just have ideas. He had purpose.
And that’s why I’m always talking about how important it is to get a clear vision for your future. Plus, it’s crucial to figure out what you’re good at…or what you can get good at. And then you gotta line up some strategies. So you know where you’re going. And you have a reasonable idea of how to get there.
For people just starting out in the “real world” or for people who are starting over, my RondaReady YOUniversity can help you focus. I don’t promise Leonardo da Vinci results. But you’ll definitely find your range of motion and how you can connect to everything else.
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