This isn’t as much of a beast as last week’s Things From The Pages Of My Notebook post you’ll probably be relieved to know, predominantly because I’ve just given you bits from a one notebook instead of three. I hope there’s something of worth here for you to take away.
What I Want To Achieve
I want my work to matter, to reach, to last.
Question To Ask Myself
What am I willing to sacrifice for my work?
Health & Healing
According to Ayurveda, my dosha is Vata and it’s imbalanced. I have dryness in my body and an imbalance in my small intestine, kidneys and liver. Vata is pacified by sweet, sour, salty tastes, and is aggravated by pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.
I should consume more:
- Himalayan pink salt
- Coconut milk
- Avoid raw food, including fruit
- Avoid white sugar
- Eat small, regular meals
- Keep warm
“Time used to be deeper than this.” – Kyo Maclear
“Faces have a near-unwatchable intimacy, particularly in a world in which everything perishes in the end. It is difficult to look as we choose, without emotional consequence.” – Kyo Maclear
“Make the most of one opportunity and more opportunities will come your way. Moving boldly in one direction causes more paths to unfold before you. To get more, focus on less.” – James Clear
“What we do with our attention, in short, is at the heart of what makes us human.” – Rob Walker
“Literature is writing meant to be read twice.” – Cyril Connolly
“Metal music throws everything at you, and, accordingly, is inspires people to throw everything into life itself, reciprocating that energy in a heavy lifestyle.” – Dan Franklin
“Work cures everything.” – Matisse
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“I wither in stagnation and I am energized when I am learning. I will burn myself completely like a good bonfire and leave no trace of myself behind.” – Shunrgu Suzuk
Words From The Perennial Seller By Ryan Holiday
Don’t focus on immediate payoffs and instant gratification.
Promotion is NOT how things are made great.
The WORK is what matters.
To be great, one must make great work, and making great work is incredibly hard. It MUST be our primary focus.
Powerful work is a struggle and it requires great sacrifice.
The idea is the easy part.
I need to do this. I have to. I can’t not.
From sacrifice comes meaning, from struggle comes purpose.
You don’t have to be a genius to make genius – you just have to have small moments of brilliance – and edit out the boring stuff.
Don’t make stuff that looks, sounds, reads and performs like everything else in the field today.
The best art divides the audience.
You want to provoke a reaction – it’s a sign you’re forging ahead.