Find your own sound

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— them —

define the brand,

specialize,

pigeonhole your art,

don’t experiment too much!

— you —

surprise them,

ensure what they’re hearing/seeing is new,

make them uncomfortable but curious,

suspend their temptation to classify.

— future u —

keep experimenting,

poke the box,

leave it up to them to apply labels,

stay in tune to your interests,

discover your own sound.

Sink to float 

“When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink; but when you try to sink, you float’ and that ‘insecurity is the result of trying to be secure.”

— Alan Watts on the ‘law of reversed effort’, also known as the ‘backwards law’ when doing what’s right make things wrong (as featured in The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking)

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Make your own luck


Luck is magic. And magic tricks take preparation.

There’s a lot of work into making it look easy. It’s no surprise that the best things happen to people that are ready to welcome and execute opportunity.

If you’ve been lucky, you know immediately or not whether you deserve it. Even the meek acknowledge the reality of a deserved break.

Luck is preparedness. Working hard creates more opportunities for success, or more chances at luck.

Keep your eyes on the prize, practice a lot, and excel when the time is right. Luck will meet you halfway.