“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”Maya Angelou
Lately, I’ve been staying up later than I’d like. For good reason (even though I’d prefer to go to bed at a healthier hour.) I’ve been diving into Ableton Live and learning music production.
I mostly don’t have a clue what I’m doing (you know nothing, John Snow) but experimenting and figuring things out is half the fun.
What’s something you are willing to lose sleep over?
Not out of obligation to study for an exam or falling down a Graham Norton rabbit hole on YouTube.
Think of something that you love doing so much that hours tick by and suddenly you realize you’ve spent the last four hours completely inflow.
What is something you enjoy so much that time loses all sense of meaning Something you willing to stay up all night for?
That’s what you should be doing. That’s what you should be saying yes to.
Or at the very least you should be doing more of it.
Not neglecting sleep, rather, focusing as much energy and attention on what you love doing. Maybe for work or maybe just for the sheer love of the craft.
You can also use the negative of the question:
What are you not willing to lose sleep over? What are the things that you want to stop as soon as 5 PM rolls around, or as soon as it’s your bedtime?
That’s what you should be saying no to.
Or at the very least uou should probably be doing less of it.
Every unimportant no leaves more room for an important yes.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1201