I’m behind on writing but certainly not inspiration. Is it procrastination or lack of motivation? What is propelling me now… As I hover over my life, what actions do I see myself taking? It is good to know what one is motivated by: money; attention; notoriety. It is good to know why one procrastinates: laziness; absolute perfection; fear of incompetence. In our current environs, enjoyment of life doesn’t necessarily demand vocal declaration and shared memorializing. Every meal, every outfit, every landscape. Satisfaction is its own reward. In some ways I’m seeking a comfortable stride, in other ways I’m finding new footing. I reflect on my creative endeavors and the next ones I want to pursue. I’m excited and monotone simultaneously. … Read More
Nothing would happen if we let this thought override us. ‘If’ has to do with our expectations and how there is never a guarantee of outcome. What if you build something and and no one shows up? All these stairs still function the same, though they are constructed impractically. What if we build this differently… ‘What if’ we discredited people such as this. Politicians do this with their constituents; obviously teachers are doing this. We are all guilty of assuming in this way, though maybe not in this exact context. ‘What if’ is like could-woulda-shoulda. It will always hold us back.
“Yes is an opportunity, and yes is an obligation.” -Seth Godin (the general fear in saying yes is having to be held accountable) “If you look at the careers of great entrepreneurs and you look at the moment they took their plunge, the plunge is rarely a great financial or material risk, it’s a social risk. At the moment they started their new businesses, everyone around them said ‘you’re an idiot’.” — Malcolm Gladwell “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol “Make it simple but significant!” – Don Draper in Mad Men … Read More