Colouring within the Lines

… And he would know then that God was a kid with a box of crayons; that the orderly lines of existence were just there for reference, and that only adults colored within them.

R.K. Musings

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The Other Side of Tonight

The moment that connects you to your true passion might be on the other side of tonight. – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda quote


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Engagement vs Workaholism

Being highly engaged in your work because it’s pleasurable, and fulfilling is not the same as being driven by a psychological need to work long hours, which describes a workaholic.

Workaholic

Another misconception is that if you love your job, you must be a workaholic. In fact, people who have high work engagement–a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind–are probably not workaholics. Engaged workers are driven to work because they find it intrinsically pleasurable–they truly enjoy it–while workaholics are driven to work because they feel an inner compulsion to do so. – Malissa Clark

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What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

Langston Hughes

Harlem

What happens to a dream deferred?
      Does it dry up
      like a raisin in the sun?
      Or fester like a sore—
      And then run?
      Does it stink like rotten meat?
      Or crust and sugar over—
      like a syrupy sweet?
      Maybe it just sags
      like a heavy load.
      Or does it explode?

 

Langston Hughes, “Harlem” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes.


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To Repair with Gold

This idea of celebrating the broken pot is an extension of the idea of wabi-sabi which, in contrast to western values of perfection and symmetry, is an eastern philosophy of living that finds beauty in the damaged or imperfect. – Mercedes Smith

Kintsukuroi - To Repair with Gold


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Logic versus Imagination

Logic versus Creativity

Logic can take you from A to Z. Imagination can take you anywhere. – Albert Einstein

From the LinkedIn article by Oleg Vishnepolsky.


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Advice from J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, author of the series, wasn’t always a runaway success. Before publishing “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” she was a struggling single mother, surviving on state benefits. Here are her tips to succeed in any creative pursuit. Astrohaus Freewrite on Twitter

Although Rowling‘s twitter thread was directed at writers, her advice to change yourself from “somebody who’s ‘thinking of’, who ‘might’, who’s ‘trying'” into “someone who DID” is perfect for any journey.

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A Reminder

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

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Growth is Painful…

Stuck Where You Don't Belong

via Fierce, Fit, and Free


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