Flow, flow, flow your boat, gently down the stream! Writing is all about flow, hell, any creative process is about flow.
That’s why I’m challenging myself. As some of you might know, I’m working on a documentary right now. Im in post-production as we speak, and I’m having a hard time creating the narration that will be the silver lining through the whole enterprise. Besides that, another tough aspect for me is keeping in contact with the outside world.
It’s not like I’m a hermit, no quite the contrary. But I do get wrapped up in my head and my thoughts from time to time. I want to open a dialogue with hopefully my future viewers, but mostly I’d like to structurally ramble about what keeps my mind busy. So I’m going to blog about the working process of More than a Pledge. And while we’re at it, let’s make it daily.
Quote of the day: “The only time wasted, is time spent doing fake work” — Unknown.
Anxiety rules the preadolescent world, and for no reason at all. We tell ourselves that we have to be constantly busy. We’re running ahead but we are being chased by our own shadow. I’ve been reading about something called the : 80/20 principle. Eighty percent of our results come from twenty percent of the work we do. We are being terribly inefficient by trying to be efficient. The 9 to 5 mentality seems disastrous. This twenty percent of our most valuable time is, I believe, spend in the flow I was talking about earlier. Of course, it takes time to fire on the engine or to heat up the oven, but checking your Facebook in the libary won’t make you more productive. Even if it is in a library.
I have an example from my own life. I was taking this course called Theories of Culture, the last course of my bachelor. But coming fresh of the boat from California, I was four weeks behind every pupil in class. I tried to catch up, but the material was incredibly dense (if you read Neo-Marxist literature you understand, simultaneously, I feel sorry for you as well). This course was interfering with what I’m truly passionate about: More than a Pledge. So I realized I was doing fake work. Because I was never going to pass the class with my participation deficit, yet I was spending all my time reading the material. So I dropped it. I decided to postpone my bachelor with one year. What happened? After two months of stress, a month of crowdfunding, a month of filming, I finally felt some piece of mind. And with it, came a creative influx that immediately solved some of the problems at hand.
But actually, I’m just trying to cover up that I’m lazy 😉