TWO GENIUSES (0:21)
Somewhere in the world an exceptionally talented artist or entrepreneur, with much to contribute, wakes up in the morning to hesitation and uncertainty. However, even though the resistance is strong and the doubts are convincing, she knows that in order to succeed she needs to be a fully confident and committed participant in the game. So she proceeds to her creative space determined to do her best work.
|Posted By Glenn Hardy|
| professionalizing the arts |
Thanks for the thought provoking writing! I think the key phrase here is "committed participant in the game." And the key word is "game." This is what it has become. Adorno wrote about the Culture Industry way back in the 30s. This game is what has resulted from making the creative arts into corporate professions like law and medicine, complete with boards of examiners and credentials. Somewhere in the world an exceptionally talented artist or entrepreneur, with much to contribute, wakes up in the morning and creates real art without the support of grants, stipends, imprimaturs, and other trappings of the corporate academic professional arts industry.
|Posted By Saint John|
| O I saw that! |
That's what it is. Just create it! Don't worry about what people think or if it's going to be successful, sell, create a buzz, make you look purdy, or whatever. It doesn't matter whether you designed the Mobil logo or the cover of the Tidy Cat box. Art is art! Just do it and keep doing it until it becomes a habit and be cool! Now it's time to spank the baby's butt!
|Posted By Rachel|
| To finish is better than to win |
Hi Michael! Moments of doubt come like puffs of nasty clouds combing your face...remaining, blows the murky mists away...I think there are lots of winners that face their fears and conquor them every day. Have a great day everybody! Rachel
|Posted By Ragini|
| your genius post |
To the point and exquisitely said. May we all find the pro within us.
|Posted By Kingvegas|
| 2 Geniuses |
Yessssss... Finding *your* Certain Way of making things happen. Confidence is a result of courage. Use your passion to fuel the actions necessary to accomplish goals. Plan your work and work your plan. Yesssss...
|Posted By Robert|
| One winner |
Great post! As CEO of my own company, I have employed both types of geniuses that you describe above. The first one I see as an overcomer, a dragon-slayer who slays her own “demons.” The second one falls victim to his demons and is totally defeated by doubt and fear. When I was an employee myself, I wavered between the two, so I empathize. But finally the question is, who will win this battle...you or your demons? Like the Academy Awards, there can only be one winner.
|Posted By Sue Blues|
| Your choice |
What I hear is does your mind control you or do you control your mind? (Obviously we are not our minds.) We all have the darkness on one shoulder and the light on the other and choose which we will listen to. Yes I choose. What I’ve noticed is that I have to step back and be constantly aware of these two “voices” and follow the first genius example above. I tell the doubt and fear to shut up, or I ignore it completely and turn up the volume on the confident and committed voice. Then I act based on that voice.