My life changed when I read Dr. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning for the first time. Dr. Frankl’s work inspired my dissertation and changed how I viewed life. When my wife died, I turned to Frankl’s work and sought to find meaning in my personal tragedy. I found a path when I reread his book and focused on his words, “What is life asking of you?” I knew I had to answer the question if i was to move on. It is a question I pose to you, “What is life asking of you?”
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart. – Mencius
You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. ~ Charlie Parker
Having talent is a terrific gift. Having the courage to put forth the effort to develop one’s innate talent is uncommon. It defines who we are and what we will become. The famous author John Updike offers advice for the young writer. His advice offers valuable wisdom for all our life’s pursuits.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/70819405″>John Updike's advice to young writers</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/brainpicker”>Maria Popova</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Who are you? When we discover the who we are, everything changes. We suddenly become the person we are supposed to become. We have a new authenticity. Legendary singer, Ray Charles, gives advice to young singers about being true to themselves. His advice applies to all people in all walks of life. Reclaim your authentic self. Enjoy
Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society. – Cesar Chavez
I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours. – Lewis Carroll
If you’re a blogger, you’re a writer. I’m always searching for tips on how to improve my writing. Here’s a short YouTube video with five tips for writers drawn from the habits of great writers. Who knows, perhaps one of these tips will ignite your writing greatness – here’s hoping it does.
Don’t pass it by–the immediate, the real, the only, the yours. -Henry James
Don’t be afraid to follow your instincts. Trust them. One of my mentors gave me that advice early in my career and it made all the difference for me. Our instincts will tell us what we cannot yet see. Others may scoff at you and tell you you’re crazy. Go ahead and be one of the crazy ones and listen to the voice within. Dare to be different. Dick Forsbury did and revolutionized the high jump. Get inspired in the following 2 minute YouTube video. Trust your instincts. They’re usually right.