How's that for a post title.
I've been thinking a LOT about my personal fears and ALL the times I've made mistakes and failed. And this morning, in a chance click-through, I found this.
It's eight minutes long, so don't watch it until you have time.
I also read this, this morning …
Build on ideas that came before. The iPod isn’t a
miracle that came out of the blue—it was built on the Sony Walkman’s
concept of a shirt-pocket device coupled with early MP3 players from
other companies and the online store of a company like Amazon. The
concept that creativity is built on what came before has important
ramifications: consume information voraciously, go outside your market
niche, and don’t be too proud to steal inspiration. You can read more HERE.
I'm working on something. And NO, I'm not going to steal anyone's ideas or inspiration. I am going to build on past experiences though and I am going to learn from past failures. Most importantly, I am consuming information voraciously and I am having FUN — pure unadulterated FUN. To me there is nothing as FUN as entertaining BIG ideas and imagining the possibilities.
If you need to be reminded to let go of FEAR and have FUN, watch this:
and, thanks to my Facebook friend Lynn for emailing it to me. I love how people tend to show up or send stuff at exactly the right time — universal synchronicity, or as I call it, tender mercy.
Either way, I love being a part of an online community of friends.
p.s. LOTS of questions from LOM Alumni. The email goes out this weekend. Don't worry there is space for you and I can't wait to have you back!!