Thursday, November 26, 2015

Talent is overrated

I haven't blogged in a while. In fact, I haven't even checked the website for months. So finally, today, when I did, I was excited to see in my list of draft blog posts the title "Talent is overrated".

Wow, I thought, I can't wait to read what I've written so far ... hmmm ...  it was blank. So much for all those great insights.

But when I think about it - I do have some insights - it's just that I've been too busy to write them down. And that is one of the reasons I haven't posted for so long.  I HAVE BEEN FAR TOO BUSY.

And THAT is the point. This past year I have been working my guts out - PRIORITIZING (yes, I'm yelling) - focusing on what is really important to me from a "work" perspective. The reason I put the word work in quotes is because:

1. I want to distinguish it from other equally important elements such as family.
2. Some might not consider writing books or composing music to be "work". They are a passion, yes, self-indulgent, perhaps, but they are also hard work and sometimes they drive me nuts.

But anyway, this post is about talent - and in particular - to creativity.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Potential: Still unrealised

I often look through my old cartoons to see what I can use in my blog. Today I found a few (more) ideas surrounding what seems to be the topic of my main lament: unrealised potential.


Friday, December 27, 2013

Good News - Bill Gates 2013

I have a lot of respect for Bill Gates. So today all I'm doing is sharing a post he put out on twitter. It doesn't involve One Direction, Kanye West, Justin Beiber, or Miley Cyrus. And you know what...? That's a good thing, because those guys don't really improve our lives one bit.

Bill, on the other hand, improves the lives of millions of people, and just knowing he is doing all this stuff makes me feel better as well.

So, here's to you Bill. I hope you remain with us for a very, VERY long time.

http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Personal/Year-in-Review-2013  

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Happy la la

I admit it - I've read a book on happiness. Well, okay ... I started reading it and never finished. 

Why did I start? The obvious reason would be that I was unhappy. But it wasn't that, it was more about being happIER. It seems we all want to be happier, and apparently we want to be happy all the time.

Why did I stop reading? The problem is, sometimes it's normal not to be happy - yet when we're not happy - we're unhappy about it (pardon the pun).

Happiness is just one of many essential emotions and, for instance, over the years when my various dogs have died, well ... you know, happiness just didn't cut it on those occasions.