Intention, commitment, and repetition can unlock latent abilities, and that’s how most of us come to realize that we’re onto something, but for some of us, that’s just not enough.
I’ve seen students do the work and put in the hours but don’t seem to get any better, and I’ve seen them experience some sort of sudden unexpected breakthrough which then fosters significant improvements in their work, almost overnight.
I’ve been answering this question quite a lot on Instagram lately and decided to write a how-to guide here to point people to. Here’s the question: “When you post it is accompanied by another close up of your post over two tiles, how do you do that?” Well, Mick (and everybody else), here’s the secret.
I saw an ad on Instagram advertising a free hour-long lecture David Alan Harvey did for Chase Jarvis’ CreativeLive channel and I definitely couldn’t pass it up. At 14 minutes in he definitely raised my eyebrows. At 25 minutes in he straight blew my mind. At 29 minutes in he blew my mind yet again.
Stupid bird kept moving his head! There were a lot of variables to keep track of. There was heavy wind and the woman’s hair was blowing all over the place. Also, the pelican was moving its head all over the place and when a pelican is looking sideways, you have a shot. When a pelican is looking away or directly at you its narrow head disappears into its neck and you lose your shot.
All in all 2016 was one hell of a year. As I do at the top of each year, I’m currently ruminating on what I’ve learned, where I’ve grown, and where my growth has maybe been stopped or slowed. I’m not a big fan of listicles, but I’ve got one here for you anyway. What started out as a list of 3 or 4 items that I have learned over the year quickly Tribbled into a list of 11 items. Let’s dig in.