There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers
In his book about ‘on writing’ he says that ideas just come out of nowhere, sometimes it’s two ideas put together
And our job is to recognise them when they do appear, not to go out looking for them
This is true not just In writing but in any idea we have
They say the best nights out are the random ones that just happened out of an idea not pre planned
My best posts (based on likes and my blog stats) are the ones that just sort of happened, where as my well thought out ones most of the time are greeted with nothing.
Ideas generally come when we least expect them, like in the shower or whilst driving (the amount of ideas I’ve had and forgotten whilst driving because I couldn’t write them down is frustrating)
Stop trying to be creative and just let the process happen
But when it does be ready to recognise and catch it
Like the guy who created the flaming hot cheetos he just happened to dip his cheetos into some chilli powder (I think) whilst on his day job
Random idea dudes quite rich now
One of the laws of travel, laws of the kingdom is it must end
One of the laws of anything and everything is that it must end
But endings aren’t bad, they are quite magical really
Without an ending we wouldn’t appreciate anything
We would just take them for granted
Endings are the start of new beginnings, like a new career at the end of a university degree or a bad job
Endings are a blessing at the end of a hard workout
Endings mean that something happened
Even at the end of life, we got there because we had a beginning.
One of the easiest ways to truly get to know someone is to get in a car with them
How to they behave on the road,
Jade Teta calls it ‘The gap method’ (or something like that)
Do they let other drivers merge or do they close the gap so that they can get a little further ahead
Do they shout and swear at other drivers for holding them up, start tailgating and acting like an utter asshole
There’s a good indicator that these behaviours would show up somewhere else in there life
Imagine if your walking down the street with this person and someone walks in front of them and they get right up behind the Walker and start swearing at them
It’s not acceptable on the street, it’s not acceptable in a car
If someone’s not willing to help another driver and let them merge because it may hold them up by 10 seconds
Then are they going to help another progress at work or help you somewhere in your life at the risk of holding themselves up
I used to be the road raging asshole, I always ended up stopped at the same traffic lights.
Help one and another
Life doesn’t happen when you dropped those last few pounds
That’s not when you start to live
Life doesn’t happen when you get that promotion
That’s also not when you start to live
Life doesn’t happen when you get the grades you want, get excepted into the university you want, get the degree you want,
You don’t start to live after you have achieved something,
Life doesn’t begin when your earning x amount, or look a certain way or have some letters after your name
Life happens daily, before during and after you get those things
Life can be awesome, but your missing it because you think it starts once you retire…
We do not receive a life that is short, but rather we make it so
We make life short by being bored with the present and looking to future pleasures,
Wishing we could leap over the days that stand in between
2500 years ago this may have been the gladiator games, today football
Nothing has really changed.
We give our time freely to others, without taking time out for ourselves
And find that those days we couldn’t wait to arrive are gone faster than they came
And we lose days thinking to the pleasures of the night, and we lose the night dreading the day.
Over time when we look back, we realise that we have freely thrown the time given to us away and spent only little of it living or on ourselves.
Life is not short, our actions make it so.