036: Quiet Thoughts

People say "follow your passion" like it's obvious.

False! That shit sneaks up on you.

It sparks your attention.

"Ohh, seems interesting." << this moment is the crossroads of your life.

Do you follow your interest? Or let it naturally fade?

It's easy to ignore that thought. So goddamn easy. Just tell yourself "I'm not that kind of person."

"I would never take an improv class, start a business, or rent a goat costume and dance on a busy street with a donation bucket."

What you love will never scream out to you. Eventually it will, but not until you get closer. Walk closer to that thing, and see how you feel.

You might fall deeply in love. That happened to me with running, reading, comedy, improv, working out, bitcoin, and more. You don't know what you don't know, and the only way to find out is to try.

On the flip side, I drove across the US and moved to LA, and it was deeply unhealthy. Homeless people everywhere, trash everywhere, toxic narcissism everywhere. Yet I had such a preconceived notion of "LA" that it took me 2 years to see what was in front of my eyes.

Often, the truth is right there. But sometimes—like when I moved away from LA—the truth wants you to sell a couch.

"Ehhh, I'll make LA work."

It's so easy to think like that. We twist our thoughts remarkably easily.

Yet it's not required. That deep intuitive voice is always there.

Amateurs listen to the loudest thoughts, pro's listen to the truest thoughts.

Quote I'm Pondering

"I am not who you think I am.

I am not who I think I am.

I am who I think you think I am."

—Thomas Cooley

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