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January 13, 2009

MANTRA 24

Filed under: Audio,Mantra — M Kitchen @ 11:37 am

Shane Glines quote:

“It just got to the point where I got really fed up with it, and I just decided that I don’t want to go through this anymore. It got to a point where I just did not enjoy drawing. And to me that was just tragic because that was the one thing in my life that I could always depend on… you know, that I loved, and it brought me pleasure, and all of a sudden it’s causing me so much pain that I was thinking of changing my career and just going to work for a gas station.

I really worked hard, I did everything from reading Tony Robbins books, to reading books about NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming, trying to figure out what the Hell is going on in my brain, why have I linked so much pain to this to the point where I can’t even start working?

I’d sit down to draw, and I’d put all this pressure on me, that, you know… you can imagine, to sit down and create in that mindset is just impossible. So I just really worked hard to sort of get back to figuring out what I enjoyed about it when I first started drawing to please myself.

And being a lot more organized as far as my schedule and every night I’d sit down with my notebook and I’d plan out what I’m gonna work on the next day, and you know, just try to become more professional.” *

[audio:http://cdn2.libsyn.com/sidebar/SiDEBAR_Ep_15.mp3]

4 Comments »

  1. Here is an article that is somewhat related:

    http://www.joethepeacock.com/2009/01/six-truths-about-creativity.php

    Comment by Matt Campbell — January 13, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

  2. That’s a great article.

    The way “Joe the Peacock” is promoting his book there is also brilliant, right from the quotables on the cover, to being able to read the whole thing online…

    That’s on my “to do” list… getting some complete online versions of SPY GUY.

    Ah… in time.

    Comment by M Kitchen — January 13, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  3. Here’s some great quotes that helped me this morning:

    There are risks and costs to a programme of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
    John F. Kennedy

    Communication is to a relationship what breathing is to living.
    Virginia Satir

    The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
    Alan Kay

    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
    Albert Einstein

    Fear is the foundation of all human limitations.
    Benny the Jet

    Because we cling to the past we become unavailable to the present.
    Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
    Mark Twain

    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
    Lao Tzu

    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
    Martin Luther King

    The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.
    Vidal Sassoon

    Fear is not of the present, but only of past and future – which does not exist.
    A Course in Miracles

    In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.
    Lao Tsu

    My dad always used to say, “If you’re falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly. You have nothing to lose.”
    Captain John Sheridan, Babylon 5

    It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
    W.Somerset Maugham

    The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
    Napoleon Hill

    I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
    Albert Einstein

    When you are afraid of something you are acknowledging it’s power to hurt you.
    A Course in Miracles

    The Force both obeys and commands.
    Yoda, Star Wars

    What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
    Dr Robert Schuller

    You who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness.
    Kahlil Gibran

    Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
    Groucho Marx

    Comment by Matt Campbell — January 14, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

  4. On Shane’s advice, I started listening to some of those Tony Robbins lectures, and I’m actually finding them really useful from an inspirational sense.  Looking back at the lists I jotted down, it all boils down to really simple basic stuff, and really they’re not THAT helpful in creating a practicle “to do list”, but they do provide something of a compass to start pointing you in a certain direction.

    That video from TED (8 secrets of success) is still the best template to start creating a “to do list” of “action items”.

    I’ll post my results once they’re finalled.

    Comment by M Kitchen — January 16, 2009 @ 10:32 am

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