I was getting caught up on some of my favourite sites and blogs today and found this video linked to webcomics.com. I love that site, I think it’s a terrific resource. I’m posting it here, because I think John Cleese is a brilliant man and I found this talk really inspiring.
He talks about making time and space for creativity, which applies directly to me and my goals with this site of course, but it also applies to so many avenues of life, I’d like to add an ammendment to anyone viewing this to swap the word “creativity” with “_____ goals”. It applies. Whatever you want to achieve, you have to block in the time for it. Uninterrupted. I remember telling my doctor once that I just didn’t have time for an exercise program. She rolled her eyes and told me that when she was in med school she still managed to find the time to run 5k, 5 times each week and if I couldn’t find 30 minutes, 3 times a week to do the barest minimum to keep my body healthy, then I was in need of a serious lifestyle adjustment and I needed to start asking for more help. She was absolutely right.
One of the things he says is that “To know how good you are at something requires exactly the same skills as it does to be good at that thing. Which means if you’re absolutely hopeless at something, you lack exactly the skills that you need to know that you’re absolutely hopeless at it.”
I love that.
So, enjoy the clip and make a point of blocking in some time for you and your goals this week.