BRANCUSI'S VICTORY CRY (read time :57)
Once the great Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi finally battled his way through poverty, resistance, fear and doubt, he planted his flag atop the highest peak of riches and fame and shouted his most profound victory cry so that all artists & entrepreneurs throughout eternity could learn the great secret of how to be victorious:
Create like a god: Make something from nothing and create with abandon. Get out of the way and allow “IT” to come through you: songs, books, scripts, scores, products, start-ups, designs, photography, videos, websites, television shows, movies, art, inventions, new technology, etc. Be mindful of when doubt and fear sabotage the flow of great ideas, and learn to create a “clearing” for creative inspiration to flow through you like the blood pumping in your veins!
|Posted By Mihae|
| Thanks!! |
Absolutely right... Although I have hard time being the KING, I am sure going to try hard this year!! Thanks, just what I needed to start this new year...
|Posted By Rachel|
| Talents, not wasted.... |
At the end of the day, in the dawn of eve, we lay down our head, the night upon us, a sweet peace lingers, for we have done our best, our hands are clean, we seek to serve ,to love our brother. The pillow is sweet, and we sleep. Rachel
|Posted By Ken Budka|
| Fantastic! |
|Posted By Goran|
| Well said |
I love those statements, Michael. So true! Unfortunately, many people are clueless. The world "just happens" around them. A long time ago I came across these fantastic quote that was engraved into my mind: "There are 3 types of people in the world: People that make things happen, People that watch things happen, and People that wonder what happened!"
|Posted By VAMPLIFIED®|
| Wow! |
I love it! That is it! You hit it on the nose with undisputable truth. I couldn't have said it better. Happy New Year!
|Posted By Yac-Yan Da Biznessman|
| Life of an artist. |
|Posted By Spunky Munkey|
| And Never Give Up |
Yes and Happy New Year
|Posted By Mark Nakagawa|
| Heads Up:) |
As we are coming to the end of a tough year for the many of us in the world of entrepreneurism, creativity and art, I must thank you, Mr.Dolan, for reminding us that passion and art are the foundations of human intelligence. To all that have fallen, "pick yourself up and show the world that happiness is more than a nice car and a few bucks!" Here's to a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
|Posted By Denise L. Cook, The ORACLE|
| Create Like a G-d..... |
Create Like A G-d, Command Like A King, and Work Like A Dog. Thank you Michael for putting it so succinctly. I endeavor to live my life by this very edict, daily, moment for moment. With your permission, I would like to read this, word for word, giving credit to you, on my radio show. The show can be heard via phone/computer by calling in to 805-285-9772 on Sunday's, 3-3:30 at BlogTalkRadio.com/Denise-Lyles-Cook. I'll be broadcasting this Sunday and would love to share this anecdote with my listening audience. You are certainly welcome to call in if you like. 805-285-9772, Sunday, 3-3:30 at BlogTalkRadio.com/Denise-Lyles-Cook
|Posted By Jerry Gerber|
| Luck |
Hard work, skill, discipline, imagination, confidence--these things are as important as ever and go a long way to build a career, a life, a character. But for some reason, we in the 21st century have a really hard time admitting that, yes, luck still exists. The ancients respected luck but had no science or reason to counteract superstition and irrational thinking. But today, we banish the idea of luck altogether, as though it never happens. The other day I was crossing the street and a car came bolting around the corner after ignoring a stop sign. The driver slammed on his brakes and the car stopped literally a few inched from my body. I was lucky. I was born into a middle class family in the mid-20th century in a western country, lucky again. Jerry Gerber www.jerrygerber.com
|Posted By Bernard|
| Bible |
|Posted By steph pappas|
| Victory Cry |
Still would like to believe in ali bit of luck that it still exist. Though I do know what ya mean about getting there via hard work.
|Posted By Monica Ridder|
| A Slave |
I work like a slave alright, just not in the field I want. I must begin working like a slave in all my creative projects, songwriting, acting, screenplays. Thanks for the wake up call Mr. Brancusi!
|Posted By Dan Davis|
| There is not such think as luck.... |
Bla Bla Bla... The rest is nice. Thanks!
|Posted By Rich|
| Victory Cry |
Very thought provoking! Very Inspiring! These words are a reminder of a proven formula for living life from creativity. Let us not exclude those with "real jobs". Entrepreneurs create real jobs when they choose not to do it all! Ideally, each of us has the opportunity to create, command, and work in a supportive environment. There are far more supporting actors than there are stars! What better way to learn how to be a star than to work with one! what better way is there to learn how to relate with poverty (scarcity), resistance, fear and doubt! I thankyou for your contribution!
|Posted By Tim Gerwing|
| last words |
hi - the last sentence of this article is unfortunate, and undermines the strength of the message. Why make a joke about getting a "real job" when you've just finished talking about what real "Work" is? It's precisely this kind of self-undermining humour that is the voice of self-doubt and permission not to commit :-)
|Posted By Rachel|
| Great! |
Thank you Michael - inspiring piece of literature!
|Posted By K. Desmond|
| It IS a REAL JOB... |
Great piece, but for some of us this is the only REAL job we want. Its hard to wake up with a great song in your head that you have to ignore to go off to another job, or get up in time for a scheduled job when you've been in the studio all night on a creative jag finishing a recording.
|Posted By TShaka Mayanja|
| Fantastic |
This is a fantastic piece, to live by. Many thanks!
|Posted By Marta Springer|
| I'm not a king |
The biggest problem I have is that I run a small company (7 employees) and I am not a king. I'm too nice, and I pay the price for that. I need to learn to stand up for those ideals that I believe are more valuable than anything: loyalty, honesty, commitment and integrity. Thank you Michael for this timely reminder.
|Posted By Rami|
| Rules |
These are 3 simple rules that seem to ultimately cover every aspect of my career. "Long Live Brancusi!"
|Posted By John|
| Victory Cry |
|Posted By molly|
| Creating |
I would take issue with Constatine that We humans are not gods,but we need the human to Get out of the way for God to flow thru us, as J Michael said. Doubts and fears are the human Part that gets in the way. We can't stop being Human---we just need to not allow it to get in The way. Walk around it. Being commanding Is my main challenge. Any suggestions for Upping that one? Working like a slave is not So bad when I realize I'm also the Master driving The slave, and the Master benefits. I have to Remember to let the slave rest and eat. This is the journey I have chosen...