Ready, rock steady

The more you work the more you make, at least it appears that way. But Søren Kierkegaard thought wiser: “Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work.” Søren Kierkegaard Henry Miller also disdained overworking: “I’ve found […]

‘Even with an entire dictionary in one’s head, one eventually comes to the end of words’

“Every sentence is a wispy net, capturing a few flecks of meaning. The sun shines without vocabulary. The salmon has no name for the urge that drives it upstream. The newborn groping for the nipple knows hunger long before it knows a single word. Even with an entire dictionary in one’s head, one eventually comes […]

The emotional journey of creating anything great

Why is it that every new idea begins with excitement but ends in the ‘dark swamp of despair?’ Writes Angela Duckworth in her book Grit:  “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” Angela Duckworth The key to achieving anything is not necessarily maintaining that excitement but pushing through all the CRAP (criticism, rejection, assholes, and pressure) and maintaining […]

Seth Godin on writer’s block

Writer’s block is a myth created by people who are afraid to the do the work. There are various reasons writers let the blank page get the best of their emotions. Trying to be too perfect Procrastinating en route to excuses that usually include the word “But….” Unwilling to fail or write poor sentences first […]