Feeling great coming off this weekend.
Got to spend time with great people talking about great things.
And I think that’s what I enjoy most. Also, forget what you think people think you should be and go after the thing that matters most.
Forget what you’re supposed to be and be what you are.
This weekend I got to spend time with a friend and the best part was I could tell how much he enjoyed music again just by making some changes to his life.
We get really caught up in how we feel we’re supposed to do things but we forget the bigger picture. There’s no set way to do most things.
I realized this weekend that my to passions are music and bringing people together and the podcast that I’m releasing accomplishes both goals.
It’s nice to feel excited again.
I forgot to write this morning.
My mood has increased from yesterday to today. I started morning yoga this week which seems to me my new jam. Working out in the morning has always been an issue for me but yoga seems to help ease me into it.
The progress in the practice room has been massive. It’s been great to cut out all of the noise.
I’m seeing a pattern in my peaks and valleys of creative productivity. I think one thing to keep in mind is to push through the routine as much as possible.
Show up. Work. Write. Repeat. These are the ways to keep the creativity moving.
Didn’t sleep well last night.
It’s hard to push through burnout sometimes. This life that I’ve chosen seems to be constantly hedging my bet on myself. It makes it easy to lose heart.
But we can focus on being the best we can be. That’s what matters.
Last night I slept better than I have in a long time.
I’m not sure if it’s because of the lack of stress or ease in ideas about the future.
I was listening to a really interesting interview this morning when I hear the following quote: “If you’re really great at what you do, time is irrelevant.”
I feel like so many of us feel the need to strike while the iron is hot and capitalize on certain trends or sensations. But when it all boils down to it, focusing on being great at what you do matters more than anything else.
This is my first day back after having the flu. Needless to say it was rough.
It gave me sometime to think though.
There’s nothing like being forced to sit still to make you reflect on what you’ve got going on. But it’s also a dangerous game. Being sedentary for that long put me in a darker headspace that I really didn’t enjoy.
I’ve been taking a page from Joshua Waitzkins book “The Art of Learning” and focusing on the micro and how it affects the macro.
How can breaking something down into its most fundamental parts lead to larger gains? That’s the new quest and question.
After a few weeks of feeling like I’m in a rut, things have started to move. It’s hard to trust the process in the down times, but the shifting sands serve as a reminder of progress.
We can’t get hung up on the future, or it will lead to a lack of gratitude in the present. I’m sure there’s a middle ground somewhere.
“You can’t expect to land your dream job if you’re phoning it in right now.”
That quote has been hanging in my mind for a while now. We need to make a habit of trying hard in everything that we do.
I used to think that I had to spend all of my thought and free time focusing on the next goal while doing the bare minimum at the current task.
But I think the real idea should be that we need to create the habit of trying hard in everything we do.
Just because you’re not where you want to be just yet, doesn’t mean you need to phone it in right now.
Sometimes any action is the best action. Sometimes moving for the sake of moving is the most necessary idea. We can plan to act, or we can plan to procrastinate. Planning alleviates fear only when it is followed by action.
Trying to get back in the habit of writing. Sometimes that is easier said than done. I’ve found that with any habit, I hit a point of woeful rebellion. Whereby any action even remotely related to the task I’m trying to persist in becomes and unbelievable act of will. That being said, it is this hurdle that, once conquered, tends to make sticking with it that much easier.