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‘I think it’s important in creativity to understand the value of hesitation’

“I think it’s important in creativity to understand the value of hesitation, to not be in a rush, to pull back and pause — not because you’re blocked, not because you don’t know what to do, but just to let things enrich themselves.”— Ian McEwan Advertisements

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‘You break experience up into pieces…’

“You break experience up into pieces and you put them together in different combinations, and some are real and some are not, some are documentary, and some are imagined…It takes a pedestrian and literal mind to be worried about which is true and which is not true. It’s all of it not true, and it’s […]

Nassim Taleb: ‘The best way to verify that you are alive is by checking if you like variations.’

“The best way to verify that you are alive is by checking if you like variations.” — Nassim Taleb, [easyazon_link identifier=”0812979680″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder[/easyazon_link] Daily prompt: Pleased  

The power of rituals 

Rituals:  They drop heart levels. They alleviate anxiety. They deaden the fear by practicing it beforehand, strengthening confidence. At the end of the day, you’re either ready or you’re not. But priming the mind with a ritual — whether it feels random or not — may just be the thing that gets you over the […]

MLK Day: “This ‘Wait!’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’”

“This ‘Wait!’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’” —Martin Luther King, Jr. His message: Own up. Take responsibility now. No fence-sitting. So many of us hesitate, waiting for mass acceptance. Believe in what’s right and push for it. Don’t wait.

“Inspiration is for amateurs”

“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.” – Chuck Close Inspiration strikes when you do the work, not when you wait for it to come. Seeking inspiration is an excuse for inaction. It’s the reason why so many of us start but never finish. What you need […]