Working on a Dream




Monday, December 27, 2010

YOU are the Linchpin

I am an artist.

• I take initiative • I do the work, not the job. •Without critics, there is no art. • I am a Linchpin.

I am not easily replaced. • If it’s never been done before, even better. • The work is personal, too important to phone in. • The lizard brain is powerless in the face of art. • I make it happen. Every day. • Every interaction is an opportunity to make a connection. • The past is gone. It has no power. The future depends on choices I make now.

• I own the means of production—the system isn’t as important as my contribution to it. • I see the essential truth unclouded by worldview, and that truth drives my decisions. • I lean into the work, not away from it. Trivial work doesn’t require leaning. • Busywork is too easy. Rule-breaking works better and is worth the effort. • Energy is contagious. The more I put in, the more the world gives back.

• It doesn’t matter if I’m always right. It matters that I’m always moving. • I raise the bar. I know yesterday’s innovation is today’s standard. • I will not be brainwashed into believing in the status quo. • Artists don’t care about credit.We care about change. • There is no resistance if I don’t allow it to defeat me. • I embrace a lack of structure to find a new path. • I am surprising. (And often surprised). • I donate energy and risk to the cause. • I turn charisma into leadership. • The work matters.

• Go. Make something happen...

-Read the book...then you will understand.


Christina Pruitt said...

I'm a follower now crane. These topic ideas are awesome. Always interesting, always good points. Nice work!

Anthony K said...

You have now just got to the next level...