is now streaming at Good / True / & Beautiful Podcast with Ashton Gustafson.
You’re probably unwilling “to go there” because you’ve been taught more about the sports of judgment and critique more than you have been taught about the experiences of understanding and curiosity.
Understanding and curiosity sure don’t sell newspapers like judgment and critique do.
But they sure can make a soul soar.
When we have a decision to make, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction.
This simple, soulful practice will help you:
If you have trouble making decisions because of either chronic hesitation or decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing.
Podcast is available at the links below!
Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and author whose groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and wellbeing. As a former design director at IDEO, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, and the founder of the website The Aesthetics of Joy, she empowers people to find more joy in life and work through design. Her immensely popular TED talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it” has been viewed more than 17 million times.
Lee has been featured as an expert on design and joy by outlets such as The New York Times, Wired, PRI’s Studio 360, CBC’s Spark, Psychology Today, and Fast Company. She has over twelve years of experience in design and branding, having led design programs for Target, Condé Nast, Eileen Fisher, American Express, Kate Spade, Diageo, Pepsico, and the US government, among others. She was a founding faculty member in the Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her design work has been exhibited at imm Cologne, Germany.
See below for links to the podcast and Ingrid’s TedTalk.
You are not good at golf the first time you ever take a swing.
The more you play, the better you get.
Sure, some have a natural swing, but for most, the more they tee it up, the better they get.
And this goes for everything.
The more we tee up a critique, the better we become at critiquing. The more we tee up empathy and compassion the more comfortable we become at leaving our shoes and entering another’s.
So here’s the work…
Can you be aware enough today (and tomorrow) to realize that your practices and disciplines may have you on a trajectory that is nowhere close to your true goals and desires?
Practice doesn’t make perfect.
It creates purpose.