Like any drug, limit your exposure to it or get off it all together. The people that decide things for us even say you should not be taking a daily aspirin now… well, until the next more expensive thing comes to the front to replace that cheap solution. We are being done up like manky kippers…
When in doubt, quote it out…
…about the need to keep going but to keep refining. Getting started is easy, maintaining the momentum way past seven is difficult. people quit because it isn’t perfect or they are not as good as the others…
What simple things in life do you miss?
Anyway, I am not sure it was that much more straightforward in my day. It did seem so, but I am not so sure. I thought that technological advances would make things easier, but now it seems that will not be the case…
It is as simple as cut ‘n’ paste!!
Writers complaining about the things that others would like to have seems to be a theme these day… you are privileged and it is well earned. Enjoy that with pride and passion, grumpy arse.
The older you get the more you get to know time.
‘Enjoy the view’ has become my new go-to mind-sentence to reset my balance and help me shut my mouth and refrain from talking so that I can listen more. There is something to learn here.
Fight for your simplified to-do list and take back your time.
Next question up. How do I ‘bite the bullet’ and clear some shit now while I have the energy. What can I clear out right now with some focus?
Your time is non-refundable.
As a youth, with his words about life being long, I heard him telling me not to make mistakes and choose wisely. Now, as an adult, I hear his words paint a picture of the ills of procrastination. Of wasting time wishing for what could have been, what I should have done or what I missed or deserved.
A documentary for a dream.
I wonder to myself what percentage of people would say I would love to be rich and retire?
Tattoo or two?
That sentence above in BOLD was the response from my partner – who associates tattoos with gangsters!! A long story cut short, she grew up in a city in China and, well, Levi jeans and tattoos were the images given to the rebellious character within the literature at that time.
My Dad passed away…
On the flip side, as a father, I should make sure the images that my son flashes back to are positive, and they stir the correct thoughts.
An hour spent invested in nothing.
Doing nothing is impossible – try it. You will find out that achieving the myth of nothing is not a possibility. My teacher was wrong – I was doing something.
Know your blind spots…
I love breakthroughs like this, and I relish the time I take to reflect back and learn at the end of the day. When I am honest with myself, I can learn a lot, and I now recognise that I have a blind spot when it comes to listening. Something for me to keep working on!!
A question of Volume versus Quality?
There will come a time to blend in the move towards quality and creep slowly away from the quantity. That in itself is a learning process and is part of the program.
Just f***ing Laugh. Do it.
It is not just Billy. It is many of the best comedians. They have that system to throw out the laughter so that it spreads like a positive virus. Good comedians make me laugh, but great comedians, I am sure, rewrite my brain chemistry and change my mental synapsis.
Are you running to stand still?
Your energy, your heartbeats, are finite, so invest them carefully. Take stock of this idea!!
Son, reading is a journey to better your storytelling.
The human interactions, the reading and the writing should all come together to collide and shape who we are. We should be on a continuous journey to build our storytelling technique
What is ‘trying to be perfect’ masking?
In his famous commencement speech, that fear “that any moment now they will discover you.” It holds so many people back. It wastes so much time. As if anyone is thinking about discovering you. No, they’re thinking about themselves!
When your plans go to pot!!
What do you do when you organise everything for your day in your head the night before, and all of it goes to pot the following day?
Buy the nice car.
They heard me talk about being frugal and sensible with money and how any purchase was paid for by money, but money was time.
Three words to guide happiness.
It was a straight-up, in-your-face question tossed my direction from a close friend, and I started my answer with three simple words. I paused first, for effect, thought about how to land my point and then I said…