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Reading the Map (Week 33)

by on May.14, 2012, under Blog

However, when those feelings of knowing tell you that you’re getting closer—when you feel the poetic meter slowly improve, or sense that the graphic design is being unconcealed—then you need to keep on struggling. Continue to pay attention until it hurts; fill your working memory with problems. Before long, that feeling of knowing will become actual knowledge.
Jonah Lehrer / Imagine: How Creativity Works 

Do you get it? Here’s another way to look at it:

Pay attention to the whispers of your soul. Trust them as you would a map, because that’s what they are.
— Andrew Heller

I’ll be sharing a tale of discovery in class today. Before getting to work, please re-read those two quotes at least one more time and think about what those words might mean in your own life.

And just in case you think these ideas just come from books I’ve read, here’s something from my own journey:

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Dreams and Needs (Week 32)

by on May.07, 2012, under Blog

It is necessary; therefore, it is possible.
— G.A Borghese

Home stretch. Six weeks plus finals. That’s all that’s left of the 2011/12 school year.

Many of you have found your ZIM. Some through AMP, some through TAG, and some through simply participating each day.

However, some of you remain apathetic. But the disconnected ones—the flatliners—though a visible presence in every class, are fewer in number than in year’s past.

Let’s cut that number by a few more today

Here’s the deal: Read the Code of Honor.

I’m serious. Read the Code of Honor and consider, really consider how each statement might apply to you.

Be a hero in your own life. Stand up and decide to try.

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