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Ideas come from nowhere

There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers

Stephen King

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

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Life begins when

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…

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Walk on road, hm?

Walk on road, hm?

Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later…get squish just like grape.

Mr Miyagi

Or as Yoda says, Do or do not there is no try

It doesn’t matter what we do in life, we just need to commit to it

I’ll try, or I’ll guess I’ll give it ago, yeah maybe… whatever it is that your not fully committed to isn’t worth attempting as it’s just a waste of precious time

I’ll try and quit smoking, I’ll give that diet ago,

You already know after a couple of meals your not going to stick at it

This is true for everything in life, left or right, just make a decision and get out of the road

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Bad chapters can still create great stories

Bad chapters can still create great stories

  • Cynthia Thurlow

Real life isn’t a movie or a book so that magical ending isn’t going to automatically happen,

But if you keep pushing through your struggles, through the hard times

Then you can turn this bad chapter into a great story but not if you settle this chapter for the ending.

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Live until you die

Live until you die

Dan Millman (Sacred Journey of The Peaceful Warrior)

Live until you die, meaning dont just get by but actually live with meaning,

In the book quoted above there is one story where Dan and his mentor at the time are walking down the beach and their is loads of washed up star fish,

Dan’s mentor starts to pick up a starfish and walks it to the sea, then another and another,

Dan says this is pointless we’ll never save them all,

His mentor replies yeah but to this one it makes a difference

The late Chadwick Boseman made 9 movies whilst battling cancer, having surgery and chemo,

Performing his art, inspiring the next generation whilst fighting for his life

That’s living till you die.