When a plane sees that there is a storm or air- traffic congestion, it can adjust it approach to reach its intended target on time. If there’s major turbulence ahead and it needs to veer slightly off course, it knows what to do in order to correct that so it can make up for the time lost and to ultimately reach its destination.
I truly believe our goals are very much like an airplane’s journey. We’re trying to reach our final destination, and in order to do that, we need to be clear about what that destination is and when we’ll reach it. Then, all we need to do is plan, take action and to modify our approach along the way in order to get to where we’re going in the long term. Simple sounding, but clearly far harder to implement.
Life is not a support system for your work or art. It’s the other way round.
We only have one life and the hours tick away every day. What do you want to use that time to create? What is the body of work that you want people to remember.
There are no rules. You can take ideas from all cultures, all civilisations. You will never be stuck for ideas if you mine the riches of what has gone before and then turn it into something new.
Artists who work on this scale have a workshop, assistants, other craftspeople who turn their ideas into reality. Does this make them any less of an artist?
I don’t think so. Because this scale of creative ambition is way beyond one person to create in a lifetime.
Do we ask architects to build their own structures? Or expect chefs to cook every dish?
Be a creator of timeless art.
There is so much more to life than what you can imagine. From personal experience, I learned to change my mind-set of thinking that things will remain the same. I am letting of the past that hurt, the moments that no longer hold a place in my life. There is so much to life than dwelling on people, places, memories which no longer serve you. I want joy, happiness, peace, liberty, and so much more from this life. I can only get that if I let go of hurt, sadness, unforgiving heart, poverty. Those things no longer hold a place in my life.
We all should be determined to search, discover and be curious of what lies in life. It is a wonderful gift to live each day. We ought to enjoy this life by fulfilling our true life purpose, forgiving others and ourselves, discovering true happiness, hobbies and so on.
Choose to enjoy each day of life. Smile, laugh because today is a wonderful day. Each day we live we shall not ever get it back. There is so much more to life when we are open to it and willing to discover what life is all about. Travel and see the world. There is so much to learn from culture, people, history and so on. Take a hobby. Help others. There is so much more to life than being miserable. Be willing to open your heart.
There are two kinds of people in any organisation: Polluter and Purifiers.
Polluters are like smokestacks, belching out dirty smoke all the time. They hate clear skies, and no matter how good it gets they find ways to make it gloomy. When the people around them breathe toxins they feel sicker and sicker.
Purifiers, on the other hand, make everything around them better. It doesn’t matter what kind of polluters just like everyone else does, but they filter them before passing them on.
Ask your self today: when I spend time with people, do they walk away feeling polluted or purified ?
Today, I went to an Air Trail activity as a birthday surprise from a bestfriend. She previously told me that it was going to be a fun activity. Little did I know that it would be terrifying. As I got strapped and took the steps up the ladder I realised how I was not prepared for the scary adventure. We started to zipline and walk on ropes going to the top where you could see the whole Tees Bridge and beyond. I was scared to the point I was hugging tight to my strapped rope. I had to take leaps of faith and face my fear of heights.
What I learned today was that in life you have to take risks.You will have to take take so you are moved out of your comfort zone so that you learn and discover more. You have to face your fears whether its fear of heights. Life is full of risk-taking. Sometimes you will not have experience, resources and all but still take them.Chances are you discover, learn, experience and grow after taking. Take more chances and risks in life.
Location: Tees Bridge , Air Trail
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why ~ Eddie Cantor
There’s an inner space inside us and its important to keep it and cultivate it. Take a break.
We’re all constantly rushing from one place to the other but art and creativity compassion and love can only come from the inner space. So keep that garden, alive and colourful.
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What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. As I took my mother for lunch, I realised the importance of eating in different places and having conversations with new people. You learn their interests, culture, cuisine and all. I love when it good food brings people together.
Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it!
Location: Kilimanjaro, Middlesbrough
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I woke up feeling rejuvenated, peaceful and in harmony. Whatever that tormented my mind lately couldn’t depress or worry me anymore. The worries of what future left me as I accepted the present moment. Why be in a rush to have something that might cause your more pain ? Why not be calm about today and see things unfold? I feel so much at peace not just by saying it but feeling and acknowledging it in my heart. Something like freedom, my goodness I feel so good. A natural feeling which points out valuable things that occur when you let go and settle for more.
You can agree that when you set yourself loose from whatever that been holding you, freedom becomes part of you. Freedom to be yourself again and think on your feet. Freedom brings joy, self expression, independence and creativity. Enjoy the present moments as they give you much freedom.
Photo Credits: Kudzai Pasirayi
Location: Transfalgar Square, London