Life isn’t about how popular you are… What girl or boy you are dating or who you know. Life is about always being true to who you are or what you believe in. Never let anyone convince you that their way is better than your way. In the end all we have is our hearts.. and our minds. This is the reason we sing.. this is the reason we cry… this is why we live.
I always push things back, avoid them. I try to create a time in my head in which I will ‘deal with it’. I do this to everything I possibly can; bills, running, writing, meditating, dancing, going out, working, college etc. I see now that this is poison, something that will never excel me in what I do. In order to succeed I must face things head on and as soon as I can. Then, I can make the time for plans and life, success and growth and the happiest time I can possibly conceive.
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Why Procrastination is Killing Your Dreams- By Amy Kennedy

10/02/16

A simple method for having more epic ideas

If you want to innovate on the same level as Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Steve Jobs, or IDEO CEO Tim Brown, pursue many varying interests at the same time.

Pursuing a number of diverse interests is an effective way to gain insights, stumble on atypical solutions to problems, and stay creative.

Elon Musk is a prime modern-day example of this point. Musk works not only in the realm of digital money exchange (he co-founded PayPal), he’s also heavily involved in rocket science and space travel (SpaceX), electric motors and energy storage (Tesla), and the future of high-speed travel (Hyperloop).

If you look at the histories of the greatest innovators, a similar pattern makes itself clear. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, didn’t just paint the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, he also built conceptual machines for flight and war, worked with solar energy, and conceptualized a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics.

Having diverse pursuits helps propel innovation in three primary ways: it promotes proactive procrastination, encourages cross-pollination of specialties, and keeps a “beginner’s mind.”

Get the full details on how having many different interests can improve your creativity in my full write-up on Inc.com.

They tell the dreamers they can’t, without even questioning the dream. They’ll keep you down, in line, marching on for them, don’t let them. Dance your own way, sing your words, express your views. They will hate you, but the crowd will follow.
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Dreamers lead the way by Amy Kennedy

10/02/16

I tweeted this yesterday and I thought I’d post it here as it still has relevance and I want to share positivity on all forms of social media. Jason Rothenberg even retweeted this, which I must say shocked and touched me. I hope to inspire you all to keep going <3 you all x