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Dec 7, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Here's a concept for you: A reach artist
When I met with Amy Sullivan in October we talked art and artists. She mentioned a couple of artists in a gallery, noting almost under her breath about one of them, "she's a reach artist."
When asked, Amy said a reach artist for her sets a benchmark. It's an artist she admires . . . and who she'd like to stand side by side with in accomplishment some day.
She studies her reach artists more in depth. Not just what their doing artistically, but how they experiment, how they push themselves, the paths they take in their career, the galleries they exhibit in, the way they market.
For Amy, a reach artist is an aspiration. One that is tangible and leaving clues on how she too can get there.
Do you have reach people? Those individuals who embody where you'd like to be in the near future?
By Evan Griffith at 11:26 AM
Nov 20, 2016
But doesn’t everyone want to be happy?
Maybe not. Life is too short to do what doesn’t matter, to waste your time on things that don’t amount to much. What we all want is to know our time on earth has meant something.
We can distract ourselves with pleasure for only so long before beginning to wonder what the point is. This means if we want true satisfaction, we have to rise above the pettiness of our own desires and do what is required of us.
A calling comes when we embrace the pain, not avoid it. Tragedies, unfortunately, are inevitable. Bad things happen to good people, whether we want them to or not.
What determines our destiny, though, is not how successful we are at dodging hardship but what we do when it comes.
Pain and suffering, though intimidating obstacles, are not strong enough to keep us from our purpose. In fact, they can sometimes be the very catalysts for such discoveries.
From The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant To Do by Jeff Goins
By Evan Griffith at 7:30 AM