2 Life-Changing Realizations About Your Attention
Writing is lightning - speech is thunder. Our words take up the dimension known as space-time. When I write this sentence, I convey an idea that then requires you to spend mental energy absorbing, comprehending, and compartmentalizing. Once your mental energy is applied on a specific thought, it cannot then occupy another location at the same time. In english: When you speak, you hijack other people’s attention because it can’t be in two places at once. Every. single. word.
“Inspiration is for Amateurs..” Why Action is the Key to Inspiration and Productivity
“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.” -Chuck Close I’ve loved this quote since the day I originally heard it, but I never knew there was more context to the quote until recently! In the full text, Chuck Close brilliantly elucidates why action is the most fundamental piece in the act of creating and why inspiration can take the back seat initially. “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to w
Knowing and Appreciating
Sometimes, there's no better way to say something than the way it was originally put forth. Today, I share an important thought that I've been wanting to convey poignantly, but that my girlfriend has already succinctly done in reflection from an experience we had on our recent trip to Moab and Arches National Park during the eclipse. It's an idea about how our familiarity and expertise with something can often impede our ability to appreciate it for what it is. Please enjoy b
You're Going To Die
Read the full transcript below: You are going to die. But, as Norman Cousins said, “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” If you’re letting the fear of rejection or fear of failure or fear of others disapproval get in the way of your dreams, you’re already letting little pieces of yourself die every day. The mere fact that we’re sentient biological creatures dangling in space on a rock that’s whirling around a burnin