November 17, 2017- Produce our best work: asking for feedback, not validation

Hello November,

how do we produce our best work?

I heard a speaker on the importance of combining talents and passions: in other words, not only do what we love, but also, use our talents, what we are good at in the process.

If becoming an astronaut looks good, do I really want to hang from the ceiling like this?

But again, what if I love the result and then I can learn to like or to get over certain inconveniences?

Is it a luxury to think about these issues when we don’t have enough to go around the next day?

No, it isn’t.

Long term thinking, is very important. Daily.

I can see that, because I have everyday practical questions to deal with.

But somehow, it feels that I need to focus on the long-term.

And then, only then, look into my everyday questions.

Writing, is my soul’s desire.

Some of the process has become less spontaneous, due to rejections I had from some publishers.

But is there another reason?

Do I expect validation from others for my work?

Feedback is important, but feedback and validation are two different things.

It’s also up to us to discriminate who is capable of giving good feedback.

If not, it is as if you are a goat and you ask the wolf to become your baby’s godfather.

Think about it twice

 

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August 1rst, 2017- Update and August goals- having a drink with friends

Welcome August!

London seems less crowded than usual, and I started the day on a holiday mood, meaning, I watched pictures of remote islands on my computer screne.

Now, since I am not there yet, I need to pull myself together and see how I will make the best of this month.

My updates?

I have advanced a lot in July, but there isn’t anything tangible yet.

Should I try to forget myself in daily reveries, drink and use other abusive substances, (i.e. chocolate)?

Or should I take a different perspective and try again?

I will take the second option.

The positive thing is I got some feedback in July, so I can modify my profile to put into advantage my best aspects.

And a glass of wine could also help, especially if it is shared with friends 😉

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