Hiya and Happy Saturday!
It has been a really busy week where I have finally published other two websites part of my overall project for the year. One is a brand new art website more in line with what I want to do in the near future, where I would also like to include photography and design in my life! Take a peek at www.elenasorianoart.com and let me know what you think! And the other website I published is more like a display of the various hats that I wear in my life in an attempt to wrap them up in a nice pretty showcase. Check it out at www.lnasoriano.com
TURNING PRO BY STEVEN PRESSFIELD
This is a funny moment in my life, and like it happens with all these weird moments you stumble upon some amazing books that feel like they REALLY speak directly to your soul. This is the case with a book I have recently read: ”Turning Pro” by Steven Pressfield.
I decided to read this book as I heard a review about it in a podcast by Lavendaire.com and it sounded interesting. This book is about a man telling us his experience of going through life aimlessly, going through the motions, living what he calls ” a shallow life” and at some point realizing that he wanted more from it, hence having the courage of taking the decision of what he calls ‘turning pro’. What he means by turning pro is to follow your passion, whatever that is, independently of how good or bad you believe you are at it. Steven is a writer but was never very ”successful”at it at least in the current meaning of that word. It is interesting how the term ”successful” has evolved in the society we live in: successful= making money; when this word indeed has evolved so much that we have almost forgotten its original meaning not really related to wealth. When I looked up the meaning at a dictionary this is what I found out:
SUCCESS AS THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF A GOAL. BUT WHAT GOAL?
THE CRAZY STUBBORN NEED TO GET THAT SIDE OF YOU OUT THERE
BEING ‘PERFECT’ AT IT OR NOT DOING IT AT ALL. BUT ARE YOU SURE ‘PERFECT’ IS WHAT YOU WANT?