The other day when we nearly ran out of ice at the restaurant, we went to the neighbouring kitchen to see if we could borrow some as they do with us when they run out of things like rice or peanut butter.
To our surprise, instead of the hospitality and friendliness we were anticipating, we were met with apprehension and hastiness.
In the end we got the ice, but it came with a bitter taste.
So what does this mean?
It means that feelings can be passed on and remembered. If we’re not careful, we can send the wrong signals and pave the way for resentment rather than connection.
We all use the same tools, like a pencil and paper, like Illustrator, like Photoshop, like Instagram, like our phones and computers.
The only difference is in how we use them.
The variable is subtle but it makes all the difference.
In a similar way, going to an arts school gives everybody access to the same education with the same environment. Why everybody is so different is because of how they see the world through their own experiences and lens.
And we can apply the same principle to our own lives. It doesn’t take a massive amount of effort and energy to make a shift closer to where we want to be.
There’s a time every morning I take to write, and it’s usually between 9am and 10am when I leave for work.
Except not all of that time is dedicated to being focused due to natural human tendencies and modern day distractions.
As time inches closer and closer to 10, the writing comes as if on cue.
Is it the lack of time doing the writing, or is it just me?
Whatever the case, I don’t think prolonging procrastination will get us anywhere if we have things we want to get to. The alternative is shorter, smaller, more consistent deadlines, because getting the work done again and again makes it count.
Speaking of which, that’s exactly what we do at The Habit Factory, except you won’t be doing it alone. Starting where you are, you get to build your practice with an online community of others and come face to face with the work we want to do. Whether that’s writing a book, drawing for fun, or making your own music, it’s always a great time to start a meaningful habit. Find out more at www.thehabitfactory.space (the early bird discount will be available until Friday midnight, so apply today if you’re looking to save some cash with the code BEGINNING).