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Instead of Making Art
Posted on April 22, 2007 at 8:20 am by elise

“Most of us spend many hours each week watching celebrated athletes playing in enormous stadiums. Instead of making music, we listen to platinum records cut by millionaire musicians. Instead of making art, we go to admire paintings that brought in the highest bids at the latest auction. We do not run risks acting on our beliefs, but occupy hours each day watching actors who pretend to have adventures, engaged in mock-meaningful action.

This vicarious participation is able to mask, at least temporarily, the underlying emptiness of wasted time. But it is a very pale substitute for attention invested in real challenges. The flow experience that results from the use of skills leads to growth; passive entertainment leads nowhere. Collectively we are wasting each year the equivalent of millions of years of human consciousness. The energy that could be used to focus on complex goals, to provide enjoyable growth, is squandered on patterns of stimulation that only mimic reality.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Excerpt from Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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— (via worldwideexplorers)

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People that doubt..

Today I encountered a couple of people that doubt my dreams. My dreams are big and one day I truly believe that I will be living my dreams. I day dream, I dream at work, I dream while driving, I dream while working out, I constantly dream about what I want in my life. I think about my plan to achieve these dreams. I do not really even think they are dreams, they are goals in my life that I am going to achieve. Even if I don’t achieve these goals I wont be a failure, because I wont be a failure because I will never give up and I will always strive to be the best and reach my goals.  

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Thoughts…

All that has been on my mind lately is how much success and wealth i want in my life. I have been reading books and doing research online but honestly i already know what i need to do to fulfill my dreams. Its already in my head and its my thoughts, the thoughts that i have and the desire that i have will one day bring me the success and wealth that i want. By thinking success i will attract success and wont stop until i have it because i firmly believe that nothing is impossible and whatever thoughts you have can become a reality if you have the desire to do so.