“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding.” -Pink Floyd, “Another Brick In The Wall” “The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what you have to do.” -King George V Let’s face it, even if you’re living the dream, doing theContinue reading “Have To Do For Love To Do”
“No, the jungle wasn’t evil. It was indifferent. So, too, was the world. Evil, then, must be the negation of something man had added to the world. Ultimately, it was caring about something that made the world liable to evil. Caring. And then the caring gets torn asunder. Everybody dies, but not everybody cares. ItContinue reading ““Matterhorn””
I often end these blog posts with the sentence, “Go make your art.” And while many readers of this blog are other artists, the sentence applies to anyone. Recall our definition of art: “doing something that might not work in service of others.” Whatever industry you’re in, whatever you’re trying to do, whatever change you’reContinue reading ““Go Make Your Art””
You don’t work on the great plays and parts. They work on you. What a gift to give yourself. (Thank you playwrights!). The opportunity to grow and fully realize your human potential.
“The first messenger, that gave notice of Lucullus’ coming was so far from pleasing Tigranes that, he had his head cut off for his pains; and no man dared to bring further information. Without any intelligence at all, Tigranes sat while war was already blazing around him, giving ear only to those who flattered him.”Continue reading “Don’t Shoot The Messenger”
LookIf you hadOne shotOr one opportunityTo seize everything you ever wantedIn one momentWould you capture itOr just let it slip? -Eminem, “Lose Yourself” In the spirit of the Breeders Cup this weekend, here’s a post about horse racing and art… My good friend Joe is hands down one of the best thoroughbred handicappers in theContinue reading ““I Just Wanted A Chance!””
The formula for accomplishing anything you’re trying to do… 99 percent right mindset. 1 percent right strategy. Tactics don’t matter. A burning desire and love is all you need. P.S. – This great post from Seth Godin on dreams, tactics and strategy.
“You’re here. You know what to do.” –Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight by John Kolvenbach In his bestselling book, Adventures In The Screen Trade, William Goldman famously wrote “Nobody knows anything.” While he was referring to Hollywood, this statement can be applied to any industry, anything you’re trying to do. Nobody knows. Nobody knowsContinue reading “Nobody Knows”
“Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.” -Mark Twain What do you do when no one’s looking? What do you do when everyone’s looking? Find the intersection of these two and do it. For that’s where your treasure lies.
“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” -Bruce Lee When’s the last time you had your mind blown open by a new idea or new learning or new appreciation of beauty or…anything at all? Are you sure you’re still open to the possibility? P.S.Continue reading “Mind Blown”