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Category: Things to Forget
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Keeping up with the Joneses
Keeping up appearances
Keeping up with… you know
But is that really a good use of your time?
As a creative, sometimes you’re going to be way ahead and sometimes you’re going to be way behind a trend, an innovation, the crowd, a host of things.
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
I read a fascinating article called Hanson Could Have Disappeared. Here’s Why They Didn’t in the February 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. (For a little background Hanson is an American band, made up of three brothers, that broke out in the late 1990s with the hit “MmmBop”)
One statement, of many, that stood out for me was when Taylor Hanson said this:
Good intentions are not good enough. They’ve never put an onion in the soup yet.
Action always beats intention.
“But those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little Did.”
Ah, if only that were always true, but sometimes it’s not.
“You shoulda done this.”
“I coulda done better.”
“I woulda if I had the time.”
Sound familiar? These statements usually pop up after someone has taken a risk to do something and stand by it. They like to point out the mistakes and the wasted possibilities.