Brain Pickings is one of the very few newsletters I subscribe to these days. This newsletter has managed to avoid being eliminated from my inbox because it is intelligent and inspiring, and is never a waste of reading time.
Maria Popova is the founder and editor in chief of Brain Pickings, and this article shares the lessons she’s learned from her seven years of activity. There are some good tips for those starting on their own journey of self expression.
Read this article and kick your weekend off to an inspiring start. It’s a brilliant summary of all we need to remember to keep us motivated and happy.
10 Obvious Truths
Two more inspiring articles on creativity:
8 Lessons in Creativity from Pixar
10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People
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I don’t know about you, but I love reading true stories about people that are following their bliss and doing truly inspired things. This article is worth a read:
Food for your soul – An inspiring man putting food at the centre of the school curriculum
And some extra holiday reading:
I’m a firm believer in following your bliss. However, making the often required unconventional career choice is not easy. It takes a lot of courage to wander off the beaten path into unknown territory. And, unfortunately, all to often we follow our bliss for a short time, only to find ourselves back on the proverbial ‘sidewalk’ again before we know it.
In the early stages of making a career change, focusing on your long term goals and staying motivated is important. I hope this short article which talks about the seven lessons learned from going your own way helps.
Inspiring and amusing life lessons from Australian actor, comedian, musician, composer and writer, Tim Minchin.
Click the link below to watch the talk or read the transcript, or do both at the same time.
9 Life Lessons
And click here to see the Zen Pencils cartoon that covers the part about being hard on your opinions.
Hard on Your Opinions