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Don’t cheat the world of your contribution.

Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got

– Steven Pressfield

We’re not going to be a hit overnight
Our work may go unnoticed for a very long time.
We may feel like we’re getting nowhere
But one day all of a sudden  something might change.

But it never will if we give up on day 2.
If we wait till we’ve worked those overtime shifts
Or we have all our ducks in a row.

Because it never will happen.
So get in your office, workshop, studio or wherever  you produce your art and Do the work.

Because your contribution matters.
Especially more than ever today.

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New beginnings

2020 books read

I feel like this is all I’ve got to show for 2020, this and the sudden readership growth…

Yeah it was a terrible year for all of us, alot out of our control…

But its the things in my control that bother me,

More specifically the things I didn’t do.
The things I could have done more on, the things i could of practiced more…

Like philosophy in these hard times, in stead of letting the times grind me down.

But I can’t change the past, I can only look back and learn from it, so no dwelling on the shoulda, woulda, could have…

Let’s focus on new beginnings.

Thank you people
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And you must drink from it, like it or not

And you must drink from it, like it or not

George RR Martin

Sometimes we have to take responsibility for things we shouldn’t have to do,

Maybe it was someone else’s task, but they failed or got sick or something,

The cup gets passed to us

Regardless of whether we want it not, we have to step up to the plate and take responsibility

Whether that’s acting team leader or stacking shelves, becoming head of household

We can sit and cry about it which won’t change anything or we can step up do our best and make the most out of a bad situation

We can’t control the future but we can control how we respond to it

The full dialogue from GOT (book I’ve not seen the show)

“Brandon. Yes. Brandon would know what to do. He always did. It was all meant for Brandon. You, Winterfell, everything. He was born to be a King’s Hand and a father to queens. I never asked for this cup to pass to me.”

“Perhaps not,” Catelyn said, “but Brandon is dead, and the cup has passed, and you must drink from it, like it or not.”