Enduring Art: 3 Artists Who Were Only Appreciated After Death
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Enduring Art: 3 Artists Who Were Only Appreciated After Death

“People claim to want to do something that matters,” Ryan Holiday, author of Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts once said, “yet they measure themselves against things that don’t, and track their progress not in years but in microseconds.  They want to make something timeless, but they focus instead on immediate … Continue reading

3 Surprising Habits of Original People
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3 Surprising Habits of Original People

  According to organizational psychologist Adam Grant, the most inventive, innovative people have what most of us believe are “bad” habits: they procrastinate, they experience fear and doubt, they even have horrible ideas. But it is because of these “bad” habits-not in spite of them-that creative people have breakthroughs.  1. Bad habit #1: They procrastinate … Continue reading

The Fallacy of Dreams: Why Maybe Will Get You Nowhere
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The Fallacy of Dreams: Why Maybe Will Get You Nowhere

“Maybe I’ll go back to school…” “Maybe I’ll get my teaching credential…” “Maybe I’ll move to San Francisco…” If you’re like me, you know “maybe” intimately like a friend.   Though “maybe” introduces a realm of possibility, the conditional form is also non-committal: it negates the responsibility for action.  I might write; I might sing. … Continue reading