How much better could your work, art, marriage, parenting be if your only goal was to be too generous?
Overflowing glass by http://www.sxc.hu/profile/nosheep
The goal is not to be generous. That’s too easy. The goal is to be too generous?
Will you lose customers because you’ve given too much?
Will you run out of ideas for your art because you’ve given too much of it away?
Will your marriage suffer because you’ve given too much time to your spouse?
Will your kids take advantage of you if you give them more time (not more stuff)?
Too generous is my new goal, mantra and marching orders. Tweet this
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This week I hosted a web community’s call and one of the attendees mentioned that he often felt alone in his creative process. I told him that I too feel alone at times. He responded with disbelief, “Really?”
boy by http://www.sxc.hu/profile/jayofboy
Feelings are universal
Why are we surprised that other people feel the exact same way we do? The President of the United States feels alone at times. The guy who made your Big Mac yesterday feels alone. These are universal emotions and for some reason (that I think I know) you still label them as unique to you. Click to continue…
In basketball when you are watching your competition instead of defending them and they run past you to score a basket they say, “You got caught looking.”
Basket by S8 - http://www.sxc.hu/profile/S8
How many blogs do you subscribe to?
How many books do you read?
How many podcasts do you consume?
How many newsletters are you subscribed to?
That’s a lot of great information and on the surface it’s good to be a learner. I pride myself on being one. Believe it or not you’re competing against all of those people because each of us is competing for attention. If you and I are so busy taking in information and never get around to creating our own art then guess what…we got caught looking.