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Saturday, January 05, 2013


Note taking: Loosely organized thoughts

It's all worthwhile if you learn something. What you don't know can and will  hurt you. So learn from your experiences. Pay attention. LISTEN. Always keep learning.

Try. Take action. Try again. Do what you know.Try again.  Do your best. Try again.
Stay. See it through to the end. Finish what you start.
Engage. Make connections. Relationships. Help others. Make a difference to others.

You can change what you are. You can change where you are. You are limited in changing what happens around you. You can change what goes through your mind.
You are not your circumstances. Your circumstances are things that happen to you, NOT who you are.
When in doubt, make Art about it.
To keep making art is to persevere.
Procrastinate is sometimes a fear of failure.
Perfectionism is sometimes a fear of failure.
Make the art anyway.
Make it imperfect. Make art. Learn things.
There will be a fear of failure. There will be fear.
There will be doubts, insecurites and resistance.
The emotional turbulance is the boundary between growth and the comfort zone.
It's the fence at the edge of the wilderness.
Venture out there anyway. The breakthroughs are out "there".
Don't back down. Don't give up. Keep going.
Make the art. Face the demons. Slay the dragons... better yet, make friends with them.
Make the art and in turn the art will make you.
Do it for what it makes of you to make it.
Do it for the skills you have to learn, for the person you have to become.
Someone smarter, less afraid. Someone who can manage time & resources.
Someone who can motivate and coordinate with others. Someone who can keep your ego in check.
You will learn how to overcome your own fears. How to talk to people. How to deal with success and rejection. How to ask for what you need.
In the end you learn to make you. You  become the masterpiece.

(the late night manifesto for 2013)

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