Whomever you truly are… honor that person. No dream was ever realized by disappearing into the shadows of self-deceit and doubt.
― Jaeda DeWalt  (via breatheinandbreathout)

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The idea of divine inspiration and an aha moment is largely a fantasy. Anything of value comes from hard work and unwavering dedication. If you want to be a good artist you need to look at other artists, make a lot of crappy art, and just keep working.
Advice from successful artists on how to overcome creative block (via explore-blog)
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We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
Kavita Ramdas  (via breatheinandbreathout)

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  1. Give respect: the respect we want.
  2. Take less, give more.
  3. Others don’t have to lose for us to win.
  4. Better, not more.
  5. Keep it simple, keep it honest.

Om Malik shares the values that built GigaOm over the past seven years as he moves on to his next chapter.

It’s heartening to see that those of us who aspire to produce quality signal amidst a world of noise share a similar underlying set of motives – here are 7 things I learned myself in 7 years of building Brain Pickings.

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Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t.
― John Piper (via sorakeem)

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