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There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Martha Graham
We find what we are looking for. If we are looking for life and love and openness and growth, we are likely to find them. If we are looking for witchcraft and evil, we’ll likely find them, and we may get taken over by them.
(via Here’s How The World’s Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days)
  1. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
  2. What if I fail — how will I recover?
  3. What if I do nothing?
  4. What if I succeed?
  5. What’s truly worth doing, whether you fail or succeed?
  6. In this failure, what went right?

Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance and creator of the magnificent Good Life Project, proposes six questions that help overcome the fear of failure. Pair with Fields on how to make your own luck, then see this invaluable read on creativity and the gift of failure.

(via 99U)

(via Why The Secret To Getting Rich And Changing The World Is To Have A Stupid Idea | Business Insider)
10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success
Think of yourself as a freelancer for life and always nurture your networks, no matter what. Avoid getting lulled into a false sense of security. To stay engaged, take control of your professional development. The alternative is rather feudal.
Listening to your intuition will change your life. And it all starts with doing something that’s aligned a little more with your personal truth — tomorrow.
If I’m aiming to do one thing, it’s to have one set of values that I can apply both at work and at home, because at the end of the day, work and home—you’re just being you.