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Passion Emerges From Action, Not Contemplation

Miguel Hernandez of Grumo Media and I have swapped some really good communications recently. Super sharp guy, he sent this observation and question to me -

Here is a suggestion for a future post for you. Today I met with a friend who has been friends with the [recently very successful movie director] for many years. He noticed I got some attention from Ashton Kutcher and is convinced that my career is going to skyrocket too (he is dreaming of course) and I am going to become yet another of his friends that "makes it" and he doesn't.

He is a hilarious dude and very talented movie editor and wants to succeed and make a difference on this world, like all of us really. Today he took me out for lunch to pick my brain a little and get some advice. He had a great point which I totally agree with. Here it is:

So I keep saying that to succeed you have to welcome failure and keep trying continuously. But that really works if you actually have an idea of what your passions are. The problem, the big problem most of the world have is that most people don't have a clue of what is that passion for them.

I have had that problem myself, well, my problem is that I always had too many passions and wanted to do everything which is fun but also dilutes your chances to be very good at something specifically.

Early On a Sunday Morning

On Where Pianos Roam

So, I thought I'd take some time to share a little about some new projects I am working on.  I certainly like to stay busy even in my spare time. First off, I'm just about finished with this .  .  . If you're wondering what in tarnation this glob of yarn is, it is a scarf that I am knitting for a friend who lives up north.  It's very soft and warm and should be quite useful in the winter months. I have also started on my first really big knitting project.  This one may take me weeks to get done. Here is the yarn I am using: I am knitting a throw blanket made out of mitered squares that look like this: This is gonna look very funky when I'm done. Before I really got into music, I used to draw a whole lot.  In fact, I think I've been a visual artist more than I've been a musician during most of my life.  I've been feeling the itch to return to my lost artform, and I've stocked up on some supplies .  .  . Equipped with a drawing pad, compass, protractor, kneaded eraser, and graphite pencils, I'm going to start having fun drawing again.  There's some really cool stuff I am just antzy to document on paper.  I'll be blogging about some of my previous works this week. Lastly, I'll be taking a lot of photographs this summer.  There's just so much beauty that abounds. Of course, I continue to document the fashion statements of my dear niece Alai.  My fashionista strikes again!!  She walked into my room having thrown this cute little ensemble together.  This girl's got skills .  .  . I am also getting ready to unveil new press/promo photos as well as my newly updated monthly newsletter. What can I say?  Life is short, and there 's just too much that I love to do. Stay tuned for more art to come. -gordon

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