I recently made the decision to rekindle my interest in art, more specifically, drawing with coloured pencils. As a result I found myself sorting through some old art supplies which had been in storage. As I was flipping through the pages of one of my sketch books, three pages fell to the ground.
My fiancée was with me and was eager to see what was in the book, so I quickly snatched them up just in case they were something embarrassing ;-)
Turns out they were, kind of. Scribbled with a Sharpie pen on the back of some sheet music I read the following (edited slightly for clarity):
NO MORE EXCUSES!
You know what you want. You know what you need. Just do it. Commit. Take risks. Be crazy.
You have NOTHING to lose!
Follow you heart and trust your gut and things will start to happen. Don’t cling to what you have, it’s not what you want anyway. If it seems crazy, all the more reason to try it! It just might work, and if it doesn’t, try something else.
Don’t give a damn what people think. In the end most people don’t care what you do, but you might end up impressing them anyway. No one respects a person who talks big but doesn’t act.
You DO NOT have all the time in the world. But you have all the potential in the world. Your time is finite, your potential is not. Waste neither!
When you think of a great idea, or something clever, witty or funny, write it down. Ideas are fleeting, don’t squander them.
Trust your instincts, they are usually right.
Be brave, be a leader. You have something to say, and the world will listen if you create the opportunity.
Knock ‘em dead!
I remember writing those words. It was a long time ago, long enough that I don’t exactly remember how long. I wrote them in the middle of the night after having awoken for reasons I don’t remember.
I never thought about the words, they just flowed out of me. I wrote down the words almost as quickly as they poured out of my mind. It was a moment of complete and utter clarity. They were written after having awoken from a dead sleep, when my sub-conscious was in control and my mind was still mostly asleep and unable to filter, pollute or moderate my thoughts.