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The Nowhere Between Two Somewheres
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The space that most requires us to trust the process.
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It could last 0.2 seconds or 20 years, depending on the pursuit.
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Whether it’s a new habit, a diet change, a fitness pursuit, or anything else, THIS is where we screw up most: the transition zone
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The old no longer exists, but the new has yet to be born.
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It’s like flying through the air between two trapezes.
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Anything can happen.
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It’s the point of highest anxiety.
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It’s the moment we’re most susceptible to old habits (neurological wiring).
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The worst thing we can do when between these trapezes is freak out.
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To flit and fail in the air or otherwise deviate from the process is to decrease our odds of successfully arriving at the new place (point B, somewhere #2).
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We must remain calm and trust the process if we are to successfully arrive at the new place (point B) (Caveat: With more experience, a pro can course correct on the fly. This is not advisable for amateurs or newbies).
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Prepare a solid plan. Trust it. Execute with 100% commitment. Get to the new solid ground as quickly as possible. (Then REPEAT for perpetual growth.)
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F*ck those feelings of doubt, fear, insecurity. .
Stay the course. Trust the process (assuming you had a solid plan).
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Hat tip to @dkterdonna and the book Mastering Transitions for the conversation that sparked this and to @joncoopertime for the 📷 👊🏼
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#fuckyourfeelings #bebetter #dobetter #process #trusttheprocess #deepwork #artist #athlete #progress #success #growth #mindset #transition #transformation #fear
The Nowhere Between Two Somewheres . The space that most requires us to trust the process. . It could last 0.2 seconds or 20 years, depending on the pursuit. . Whether it’s a new habit, a diet change, a fitness pursuit, or anything else, THIS is where we screw up most: the transition zone . The old no longer exists, but the new has yet to be born. . It’s like flying through the air between two trapezes. . Anything can happen. . It’s the point of highest anxiety. . It’s the moment we’re most susceptible to old habits (neurological wiring). . The worst thing we can do when between these trapezes is freak out. . To flit and fail in the air or otherwise deviate from the process is to decrease our odds of successfully arriving at the new place (point B, somewhere #2). . We must remain calm and trust the process if we are to successfully arrive at the new place (point B) (Caveat: With more experience, a pro can course correct on the fly. This is not advisable for amateurs or newbies). . Prepare a solid plan. Trust it. Execute with 100% commitment. Get to the new solid ground as quickly as possible. (Then REPEAT for perpetual growth.) . F*ck those feelings of doubt, fear, insecurity. . Stay the course. Trust the process (assuming you had a solid plan). . Hat tip to @dkterdonna and the book Mastering Transitions for the conversation that sparked this and to @joncoopertime for the 📷 👊🏼 . #fuckyourfeelings #bebetter #dobetter #process #trusttheprocess #deepwork #artist #athlete #progress #success #growth #mindset #transition #transformation #fear
Push boundaries but don’t lose center.
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To create is to expand upon that which exists.
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By definition this means we must explore the edges, push the boundaries, and test limits.
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Those who dare not venture into these areas will never know what is truly possible nor can they fully understand the universal truths that connect us all.
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This post was inspired by a photo collage depicting mug shots of famous artists, all of whom were incredibly young in their photos: Sinatra, Cash, Bowie, Steve McQueen, Elvis, and... one who became an alleged murderer Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
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They all pushed the limits of societal constructs. They all also created art that entertained, empowered, and positively impacted the lives of millions.
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More and more, I’m convinced a life worth living is one that pushes boundaries, seeks growth and understanding, but doesn’t lose center.
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Each artist mentioned here toed that line - some better than others.
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It’s a tricky dance of sorts we all must master, learning to balance the outward lean with inward rooting.
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Anything whole must have a center. To be centered means to find balance between inward and outward.
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That which is rooted can be nourished and flourish. Center. Expand. Flow.
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Enough for today. More on this in Chapter 9 of F*ck Your Feelings if you want. 🙏👊🏼
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#fuckyourfeelings #bebetter #dobetter #growth #mindset #pushboundaries #nolimits #mentalhealth #art #warofart #creative #music #progress #sunset #nature #travel #outdoors #adventure #life
Push boundaries but don’t lose center. . To create is to expand upon that which exists. . By definition this means we must explore the edges, push the boundaries, and test limits. . Those who dare not venture into these areas will never know what is truly possible nor can they fully understand the universal truths that connect us all. . This post was inspired by a photo collage depicting mug shots of famous artists, all of whom were incredibly young in their photos: Sinatra, Cash, Bowie, Steve McQueen, Elvis, and... one who became an alleged murderer Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) . They all pushed the limits of societal constructs. They all also created art that entertained, empowered, and positively impacted the lives of millions. . More and more, I’m convinced a life worth living is one that pushes boundaries, seeks growth and understanding, but doesn’t lose center. . Each artist mentioned here toed that line - some better than others. . It’s a tricky dance of sorts we all must master, learning to balance the outward lean with inward rooting. . Anything whole must have a center. To be centered means to find balance between inward and outward. . That which is rooted can be nourished and flourish. Center. Expand. Flow. . Enough for today. More on this in Chapter 9 of F*ck Your Feelings if you want. 🙏👊🏼 . #fuckyourfeelings #bebetter #dobetter #growth #mindset #pushboundaries #nolimits #mentalhealth #art #warofart #creative #music #progress #sunset #nature #travel #outdoors #adventure #life
Draw Less Shitty Palm Trees & Fields Peppered With Rounded Bales  Stay with me here: This is two concepts in one post but articulation and realization of the creative vision is at the core of both.  I took well over 20 photos of this field in order to get the one I wanted. Not the one to post, but the one that captured what I saw and felt.  I’ve worked with many photographers in my life and I know how many photos are snapped just to get that ONE image. (Hundreds, if not thousands)  Picasso is credited with over 50,000 works of art and a mere 100 masterpieces (a 0.2% rate)  The point is, as @functionalcoach noted on BHP #27 with his beautiful palm tree analogy, the creative vision and the physical realization of that vision rarely align on the first attempt. 
The high performer, the artist, the MASTER is the one committed to the second, third, and infinite attempts to close the gap between vision and creation.  Listen to episode 27 with Logan at the 5:50 mark to hear it. (See story. Swipe up) 
Anyway, back to this hay bale…  There’s a line in the Tim McGraw song Home that goes like this: “Fields full of summer wheat
Peppered with rounded bales”  It’s line that has long captivated my mind for it’s emotionally compelling lyrical representation of a visual concept  The first time I heard it, THIS is what I saw in my mind’s eye.
Every time I see a field with round bales, that sound plays in my head.  THAT is art.  That is what I’m striving for as a writer, photographer, interviewer, and creator in all that I do. It’s far from easy, but that’s the GAP and I love the process of working, growing, and seeking to close it.  I want to the work that I create to evoke such a strong response and connection for you.  I’m committed to the deliberate practice required to master my pursuits. My challenge to you is to embrace the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, and to learn to love the process of closing that gap.  Here’s to drawing less shitty palm trees 🌴✍️👊🏼 #bebetter #dobetter #art #creative #process #growth #mindset #dothework #closethegap #gap  #fuckyourfeelings #effort #talent #genius #deliberatepractice #practice
Draw Less Shitty Palm Trees & Fields Peppered With Rounded Bales Stay with me here: This is two concepts in one post but articulation and realization of the creative vision is at the core of both. I took well over 20 photos of this field in order to get the one I wanted. Not the one to post, but the one that captured what I saw and felt. I’ve worked with many photographers in my life and I know how many photos are snapped just to get that ONE image. (Hundreds, if not thousands) Picasso is credited with over 50,000 works of art and a mere 100 masterpieces (a 0.2% rate) The point is, as @functionalcoach noted on BHP #27 with his beautiful palm tree analogy, the creative vision and the physical realization of that vision rarely align on the first attempt. The high performer, the artist, the MASTER is the one committed to the second, third, and infinite attempts to close the gap between vision and creation. Listen to episode 27 with Logan at the 5:50 mark to hear it. (See story. Swipe up) Anyway, back to this hay bale… There’s a line in the Tim McGraw song Home that goes like this: “Fields full of summer wheat Peppered with rounded bales” It’s line that has long captivated my mind for it’s emotionally compelling lyrical representation of a visual concept The first time I heard it, THIS is what I saw in my mind’s eye. Every time I see a field with round bales, that sound plays in my head. THAT is art. That is what I’m striving for as a writer, photographer, interviewer, and creator in all that I do. It’s far from easy, but that’s the GAP and I love the process of working, growing, and seeking to close it. I want to the work that I create to evoke such a strong response and connection for you. I’m committed to the deliberate practice required to master my pursuits. My challenge to you is to embrace the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, and to learn to love the process of closing that gap. Here’s to drawing less shitty palm trees 🌴✍️👊🏼 #bebetter #dobetter #art #creative #process #growth #mindset #dothework #closethegap #gap #fuckyourfeelings #effort #talent #genius #deliberatepractice #practice