MY element

Back in February, I shared a TED video of Sir Ken Robinson. He spoke about how schools kill creativity and stated that degrees aren’t worth anything. I was so intrigued by his thoughts that when he mentioned he was writing a book, I knew I wanted to read it. ASAP. His book, The Element – how finding your passion changes everything, was an amazing read.

I already knew 2012 was going to be a year of self discovery and really pushing myself towards something more, but his book helped me realize a lot of different things. Mainly, that it’s okay to ask for help and that it’s okay if you fail. Without those tidbits of knowledge, I had been feeling really overwhelmed.

How was I going to take the next step?
How was I going to put my big ideas into motion?
How was I going to get to where I wanted to be?

I still don’t have all the answers, but I feel calmer. And while my mind races on a daily basis, I make sure to document all my ideas and to focus on what’s happening now.

As always, when I read, I highlight passages that mean a lot to me. I really wanted to share so in case you don’t read The Element, you might feel just a little bit inspired too.

The result is that too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don’t know what they’re really capable of achieving.

She just needed to be who she really was.

What is true is that if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

A lot depends on the opportunities we have, on the opportunities we create, and how and if we take them.

I could aim for the stars combined with the knowledge that if I didn’t reach them, she wouldn’t love me any less. She helped me understand that failure was part of any life.

Take good advice, make sure it is good advice, then do it your way.

And last, but certainly not least…

You’re going to be something…there is no other compromise, there is no if or you might; you are going to be something.

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  thedharmadiva wrote @

Long time no see! I have taken a lot of time off blogging to try to get clear on what my passion is and what I want to do with my life. I’ve been reading Danielle LaPorte’s Firestarter Sessions, which is great. But, I will check this one out, too.


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