Jorgelina “Lina” Reyero hails from a small town on the Atlantic Coast of Argentina. She’s spent the last 6 years wandering the world with her surfboard in tow and has wound up near the beautiful Wategos Beach. Last month, she mounted a little camera to the nose of her log and captured the beauty of an empty surf. Locally based production company ‘Rest Your Eyes’ then glued up the tapes for your viewing pleasure.
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via Gary Mahler
“Contributing is indelicate. You take a risk when you are willing to play as if you make a difference, as if your life makes a difference, as if life itself makes a difference. At that level the game gets fast, difficult, and even a little dangerous. Thank you for your willingness to engage with the issues before you, for being willing to make mistakes and not be stopped by any of it. It takes real heart and courage and commitment to make your vision a reality. Thank you for being that big.”
— Werner Erhard
Artwork Copyright Lisa Congdon.
Today on the blog in my Interviews with People I Admire series, a chat with author Tara Rodden Robinson about the myths of time and productivity & her latest book on the topic. For anyone who struggles with their relationship to time, this is for you. Happy Friday, friends.
Read the full article here: lisacongdon.com/blog/2016/04/tara-rodden-robinson/
Get the book here:
A great article on the writing process from the wonderful Elizabeth Gilbert which has inspired my own wiring journey as I write my first book.
Full article: elizabethgilbert.com/thoughts-on-writing/
As for discipline – it’s important, but sort of over-rated. The more important virtue for a writer, I believe, is self-forgiveness. Because your writing will always disappoint you. Your laziness will always disappoint you. You will make vows: “I’m going to write for an hour every day,” and then you won’t do it. You will think: “I suck, I’m such a failure. I’m washed-up.” Continuing to write after that heartache of disappointment doesn’t take only discipline, but also self-forgiveness (which comes from a place of kind and encouraging and motherly love).
The other thing to realize is that all writers think they suck. When I was writing “Eat, Pray, Love”, I had just as a strong a mantra of THIS SUCKS ringing through my head as anyone does when they write anything. But I had a clarion moment of truth during the process of that book. One day, when I was agonizing over how utterly bad my writing felt, I realized: “That’s actually not my problem.” The point I realized was this – I never promised the universe that I would write brilliantly; I only promised the universe that I would write. So I put my head down and sweated through it, as per my vows.
Always, at the end of the day, the important thing is only and always that: Get back to work. This is a path for the courageous and the faithful. You must find another reason to work, other than the desire for success or recognition. It must come from another place.
Awesome article by Peter Bregman:
“You need to spend time on the future even when there are more important things to do in the present and even when there is no immediately apparent return to your efforts. In other words — and this is the hard part — if you want to be productive, you need to spend time doing things that feel ridiculously unproductive.”
“Sometimes you need to be irresponsible with your current challenges in order to make real progress on your future self. You have to let the present just sit there, untended…”
My coach sends me the coolest, helpful stuff.
“What’s in your hand?” What do you have that you’ve been given? Talent, background, education,freedom, networks, opportunities, wealth, ideas, creativity. What are you doing with what you’ve been given?