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Doing If You Want To‘s

“If you want to be a poet, write poetry. Every day. Show us your work.If you want to do improv, start a troupe. Don’t wait to get picked.If you want to help animals, don’t wait for vet school. Volunteer at an animal shelter right now.If you want to write a screenplay, write a screenplay.If you…

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What You Put Out

“Calling yourself creative doesn’t make it true. All that matters is what you’ve launched. Make finishing your top priority… When you’re gone, your work shows who you were. Not your intentions. Not what you took in. Only what you put out.” — Derek Sivers, How to Live “When you ship, you silence the lizard brain….

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A Focused Place

“Finding a very focused place to do your work rewards you many times over.”-Seth Godin “The opposite of ‘distraction’ is ‘traction.’ Traction is any action that moves us towards what we really want. Tractions are actions done with intent. Any action, such as working on a big project, getting enough sleep or physical exercise, eating…


The Cumulative Force

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it…