Daily Archives: March 28, 2010

Are you an artist?

What makes you standout above the crowd?

What makes your work a work of art? 

“He has a passion for his craft, but no real passion for spreading his ideas.  And if the ideas don’t spread, if no gift is recieved, then there is no art, only effort”, writes Seth Godin in his latest book, “Linchpin: Are you indispensable?”.

The question is, if you are an artist, if you create something unique of value to a business or anywhere else, who knows about it?   How are you changing the world with your art?   Art means any craft, a mental craft, a piece of software, a real piece of art,  or anything that separates you from the crowd.   What are you holding deep inside of you that is art.   Is your masterpiece just waiting to be born?

If everything looks the same, feels the same, smells the same, or tastes that same what is the risk in that?   Let your art show up in the world.   Words, craft, ideas, things, or whatever it is, let the world see it.   Let it be new, let it be striking and let it rattle the status quo.

Be a difference maker in a world that is all about being the same.

act on your dream today …

“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.”

 George Bernard Shaw

 

What dreams, visions and goals have you passed by because you chose to wait another day?  How many more chances will you have to live out your purpose?   As each day ticks by another chance to make a difference ticks by as well.   Right now is the time to take action, to move forward in the direction of your dreams.

Let’s say you wait.   You think it is OK to wait another year, to put off what your heart desires for something else, something less important, something that does nothing for your being.  Then in nine months time something else happens and the dream starts to slip from a year to two years.   Before long the dream has slipped for five years and now you are looking back in regret that you didn’t take the time to make that dream real.

As time passes and your dream sits on pause the chains of life grow heavier and tighter around you.   The burdens of life grow, the dream shrinks, and shrinks and shrinks as does a part of your soul.

Do you have a dream that lives inside of you?   Is it big enough to live outside of you?