file under/some things I’ve been thinking about

file under/some things I’ve been thinking about – Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you - this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust. Be fearless in front of them with your ideas/art/sport/love as many times as they’ll let you. Sometimes this will be exhilarating; a lot of the time it will be embarrassing. The embarrassing times are when you’re improving. There’s no way to get better at anything without horribly uncomfortable moments of humility in front of people you respect. It all takes a long time - and if you just keep showing up it can go on forever. Also, a sense of humor is the best painkiller. That’s all I’ve got & it’s nothing new. But my gratitude … and holiday weekend survival tactics … kept bringing me back to these people - so thankful for them in all areas of my life, and our history & future together. image via: Bon Expose

file under/some things I’ve been thinking about –

Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you - this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas/art/sport/love as many times as they’ll let you. Sometimes this will be exhilarating; a lot of the time it will be embarrassing. The embarrassing times are when you’re improving. There’s no way to get better at anything without horribly uncomfortable moments of humility in front of people you respect.

It all takes a long time - and if you just keep showing up it can go on forever.

Also, a sense of humor is the best painkiller.

That’s all I’ve got & it’s nothing new. But my gratitude … and holiday weekend survival tactics … kept bringing me back to these people - so thankful for them in all areas of my life, and our history & future together.

image via: Bon Expose