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Let her be bored. Let her have long afternoons with absolutely nothing to do. Limit her TV-watching time and her internet-playing time and take away her cell phone. Give her a whole summer of lazy mornings and dreamy afternoons. Make sure she has a library card and a comfy corner where she can curl up with a book.
Give her a notebook and five bucks so she can pick out a great pen. Insist she spend time with the family. It’s even better if this time is spent in another state, a cabin in the woods, a cottage on the lake, far from her friends and people her own age. Give her some tedious chores to do. Make her mow the lawn, do the dishes by hand, paint the garage. Make her go on long walks with you and tell her you just want to listen to the sounds of the neighborhood.
Let her be lonely. Let her believe that no one in the world truly understands her. Give her the freedom to fall in love with the wrong person, to lose her heart, to have it smashed and abused and broken. Occasionally be too busy to listen, be distracted by other things, have your nose in a great book, be gone with your own friends. Let her have secrets”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ”
Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity; be intensely yourself.
Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at - just please yourself.”
“Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.”
“Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. If my mind can conceive it then believe you can achieve it. Have the tenacity to create the extraordinary, embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. If your mind can conceive it then believe you can achieve it. Have the tenacity to create the extraordinary.”
“Simple truths resonate; they stick in your mind, whether you like it or not. All the more reason to seek them.”
A simple mantra that I need to remind myself each day.
Find inspiration and believe in yourself.
You set your path.