We are all guilty of taking things at face value. We accept far too much as “the norm” and continue forward in our life based on those false truths of how we’re supposed to interact with the world.
Contrarily to this quote, I think we need to be careful of letting the pendulum swing too far the other way and question absolutely everything. What we really need to do is pause and take inventory of our life. We should pick out the things that are most important to us and/or those that take up the most time and ask why we do those things.
Have you just been continuing down a path because it was what was expected of you? Because that was “the way it is”? Do you love what you do for work? Are you pursuing the hobbies that truly give you life? Start by questioning the main influences in your life and then take steps forward from there.
Bertrand Russell is referred to as the following “philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic”. Read the rest of other 9 commandments of teaching HERE.
We (meaning everyone ever) need you to ask hard questions and to challenge the status quo. Our world would be a much better place if less of us continued along the “expected” path for our lives and did the things we were passionate about.
Dream bigger. Do what you love, and get better at it. Never cease to keep learning and improving. Form your own opinion instead of having others do that for you.
I want this book. Although I’m not technically a designer, I find so much inspiration in the approach and the process of generating ideas. It’s just that designers are able to craft those into visual displays.
I also like the idea of opening a book at random to any page and being inspired. Find it HERE.
I recently did an interview with my good friends at FEED Projects. These ladies are doing great work helping to provide food to those in need, and I was happy to share my insight on entrepreneurship, failure, and inspiration.
Below are a few of my responses, and you can view the entire interview HERE.
Q: What is one thing every entrepreneur should learn?
Every entrepreneur should learn that their idea isn’t perfect, and that the only way it will get any better is if they put it out there and be receptive to feedback. I think too often we are afraid of what people will think and it prevents us from sharing our ideas and engaging our community in improving the execution of our dream. It’s not easy to put ourselves out there, but our idea (and our vision) will become more clear as a result!
Q: Name and describe a source of inspiration:
People sacrificing comfort to pursue their passions inspire me… everyone at Krochet Kids intl., my friends at Sew.la, a lot of people on Kickstarter, Shepard Fairey, Macklemore, Lauren Bush Lauren and the FEED team. We can all be inspired and be an inspiration. Believe it!
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I’ve been growing out my summer beard. This serves as inspiration.
View a photo gallery of more pages HERE.