First off, if I’m encouraging others to get their blog on, then I better do the same. So here I am, getting my blog on.
Second off, I’ve been in New York for 5 days meeting with dreamers. People who are striking out on their own. They’re like prospectors of old. Packing up all of their shit and heading West to see what they can see, do what they can do. I’ve met artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, and healers. I talked to a guy starting a social media platform, a woman running her own cleaning company, and a charming, clairvoyant professional organizer. Each one of them had something unique to give the world. Each one of them had a defining vision about how to fit in and help others be amazing. This, I think, is how we start to fix each other. Or, maybe, this is one way we start to fix ourselves. We dream big, and give back. This, I think, is what makes New York so amazing:
Confidence and grace. Belief and humility.
That’s right, I said it (about New Yorkers): HUMILITY.
See, they believe in themselves and that they’re capable of doing some pretty punk-rock things, but they know that they can’t do it alone. They know what they know and look to others for advice and help on the stuff they don’t know. That, my friends, takes some wisdom to figure out. So much of our success is dependent on others: present, past, and future friends, lovers, acquaintances, family, strangers. We are a mashup of the people we have known. They are a part of our success. And that is an attitude worth stealing.
That, my friends, is something we need to practice.