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I left high school thinking I would become one of the greatest film directors of all time. I pictured myself winning an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Lead Role all in one fell swoop before the age of thirty.    To me, that was the way to go down as the greatest and stand out from everyone else who’d ever worked in film: To do what no one else has done, all before the age of thirty. As such, achieving all this before thirty became an ESSENTIAL, a REQUIREMENT.    Failing to live up to this

“When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told here I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. Share stared back at me, incredulous, and said, ‘You mean they forget?" - Howard Ikemoto.    Unforgetting.    When you’re ready to unforget, I’ll be right here.    I want to ask you two very personal questions today.    The first, what are you afraid of doing?    The second is, what don’t you know how to do?    There are many answers.    But I’m curious if there are things we never learned to do, or if we

The greatest things in life cannot be pursued directly. They must happen incidentally.  The greatest rewards in life cannot be pursued - they must ensue.  I call this, ‘The Law of Ensuement’.    The Thousand Doors Theory   My central framework for journeys through life is understood as the Thousand Doors Theory. The theory suggests, we use the Thousand Doors System to reach the most remarkable places because the most remarkable places live in the unknown.    When we turn down one ‘door’ or one opportunity in life, we so often fail to recognise that it is the First of a Thousand Doors - the other nine-hundred and

They should be goals and not GOLLUMS. You don’t want to end up like the one formerly known as Smiegel, from The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein.    “Strong opinions, loosely held”   As Paul Saffo from the Institute for the Future is credited as saying. Well, the same should be said of our grand dreams and goals.    Strong goals, loosely held.    You see the principles of the Minimum Viable Lifestyle (MVL) and An Audience-of-None defend us against the traps of over-investing in grandiose dreams, if those dreams rely on external factors beyond our control.    These questions are interested in, What is the least

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