Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.
Classic American Products That Aren't Made in the USA
Rawlings baseballs, which was founded in St. Louis way back in 1887, is the official supplier of the MLB. But they began making their balls in Puerto Rico in 1969 and now they are made in Costa Rica. And now even baseball is a little less American.
There are a handful of young artists I know who turn a skeptical eye to the golden promises the professionalization of the arts hold out. I am always happy when I have conversations with these holdouts because it is distressing to see how many really talented people give in to the demands of the market place.Yet we live at a time where the infiltration of the marketplace is almost impossible to avoid, for anyone including older artists like me. It is a constant struggle to not give in the forces that demand dumbing down and homogenization.It takes takes enormous vigilance to not succumb to it’s tyranny, to honor your own trajectory, no matter how modest it may seem in the eyes of the world.There is simply no substitute for the developmental arc, no matter what you engage in, making art or being a shoemaker. Once you develop your vocabulary and your personal style it is very easy to make your art into product but in focusing on making product, you lose out on learning how to make art.
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8 Ways to Get Past Procrastination
1. Break up the task
If, for example, you need to do the dishes, this task can be easily broken up into something much more manageable. If you tell yourself “I’ll just do the glasses,” then you’ll do that… and you’re more likely to keep going, as you’re already there, and already have the…