Embracing Your Creativity
Good fences make good neighbors,’the poet Robert Frost assured us more than 90 years ago.” To the contrary…
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”- Hardy D. Jackson
For the past 8 years I’ve run experiments on myself and others to better understand what makes us come alive.
This has taken me on ultra-marathons, to the tops of mountains, the bowels of bookstores, around the world and in front of some pretty fascinating people on some very deep soul searching. Finding passion and helping folks do work that embodies it has become a bit of an obsession of mine and has turned up some interesting results.
It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think. Just like daily exercise leads to a more fit and healthy body, there are habits that lead to fire in your belly. If we are to cultivate such a lifestyle we must act accordingly.
With a twist to the common list of habits that are useful to establish, here are 7 habits that you do best to avoid.