Arse is Irish for Ass (and I’m Irish)

Every once and a while I (like so many other people) need a good, swift kick in the arse*.
This weekend I got one from a good friend.

Let me back up:

I get WAY too excited about things.
And I get passionate.
This is not what’s bad.

What’s bad is how I usually tend to express my passion.
I usually express it by getting way too serious, and way too official, way too quick.

For example, I had a band about a year ago:
We were playing one show a month – if we were lucky – and I was getting ready to sign a record deal in my mind. Because my mind wasn’t in the moment, and I was focusing on some stupid 3-year business plan that didn’t exist, instead focusing on being creative with my music, we hit a dry spell creatively and we quit writing/playing.

I mean, I don’t think that that’s entirely the reason that we quit playing, but I’m pretty sure it was a lot of it.

Here’s what I’m saying: I get WAY too caught up in administration, and then I lose my ability to be focused on what’s going on in front of me. Like my Father, I’m a dreamer. I love to dream, and I love to dream big. Unfortunately, too often I don’t know when to abandon a dream (for the time being), to go back to reality.

This last weekend, I was reminded by Ashley (our web designer/thinker for Proxart and Sacred Way) that Proxart is not yet as big as I wish it was. While I’ll admit that I had a hard time swallowing it, I know that what he had to say was incredibly valuable to my life – not only for Proxart, but beyond that.

For that, I’m truly grateful. It’s very rare that people will just say it like it is, without caring how you’ll take it. So far, that is what I’m really loving about the team we have working on Proxart (and Sacred Way, for that matter). People are honest, but they’re honest knowing that that’s what everyone wants. Harsh. Straightforward. Slightly uncomfortable. Good.

This is my first public toast on my blog**, and it’s to the people I’m working with:
Thank you for working so hard, and devoting as much time as you do, to what we’ve been called to with Proxart in our lonely little valley. I’m incredibly lucky to be working with you. Here’s to looking forward more… but ‘forecasting’ less.


* This is Irish for ASS. Yes, I’m Irish.
** And it very well might be my last, because I feel SUPER cheesy.

p.s. I wrote this ENTIRE thing on my iPhone this morning at Starbucks, and then the WordPress app didn’t save it in the local drafts (second time that this has happened), so I had to rewrite it here. Sucks! Anyone else having that problem?

2 Responses to “Arse is Irish for Ass (and I’m Irish)”
  1. Ashley says:

    Oh dude, I had no idea.

    You’re very welcome!

  2. i just subscribed to ur blog…ur that cool, get excited

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