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JEF (aka Jeff Wright) / Blog

Life...turns fire into fuel.... for troubadors....

LIFE

The path to success in any area of life is often littered with obstacles, hurdles and hazards of all kinds. Even with the best planning things can go awry. Truth be told, surviving failures may be essential if you are to ever taste success. However, while I’d be first to urge you never to give up trying in any endeavor, there may well be times when the wisest course is to cut your losses so you can, as they say, live to fight another day. To do otherwise could see you throwing good money after bad or wasting time and energy pursuing a course that is never ever going to lead to a satisfactory outcome. The trick is to recognise and accept when you are at the point when the only way forward is backwards, or sideways, or in some other direction to the one you have been pursuing. In more dire instances there may even be need to cease the pursuit altogether and find another ambition to pursue. Who among us has not pursued some self-fuelled illusion of romance only to be forced to admit in the end that he or she is just not that into you? Those unable to cut their losses and find more promising candidates for their affections in such situations, become lonely, pathetic, self-absorbed losers at best, or stalkers at worst. Neither of which makes an attractive prospect for future romantic dalliances. In business a great deal of time, effort and money can be wasted pursuing some Big Deal or another when any honest and intelligent appraisal would have made it clear that the cause was lost at some early point beyond which all work and expenditure was to no avail. While in this nervous, decision-averse age researchers and actuarial practices are used to get the lay of the land, in my view instincts born out of experience are often the best guide. We often know a cause is lost well before we are prepared to say so out loud and by the time we do speak up it is too late. Nobody likes to admit defeat or to be known as a quitter, but to compound a mistaken course by continuing to battle on in the same futile direction can be ruinous. As the song says: You’ve got to know when to hold them and know when to fold them.

Flying

Soon we will be flying, so high, so far Seeing all the pretty stars above No one will tell us how or when to land Just me and my rocket ship And you and I my love....

"Music & Comedy...Songs & Laughter"

"when you're in front of an audience and you make them laugh at a new idea, you're guiding the whole being for the moment. No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It's very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That's when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips in at that moment, it has a chance to grow.” George Carlin......the same can be said when people hear a beautiful song......thanks George, you are so missed down here....RIP... I couldn't say it better if I tried...

Today

Let's just say it's better to keep moving than stand still... life to me feels like the "Great Race to the Finish"...and while we are both meeting here at the moment in cyberspace, my mind is going a million miles per minute impatiently waiting for the light to turn green....

Riding the wave..

It's funny what curves life throws you....next thing ya know you're in a new place...and all those twists and turns play on your heart, make you play chords you never thought to play, never knew you even had in you, for at times they go against all reason/theory, but somehow, out she comes...and damn if they aren't brilliant, double rainbows...they sound so cool...and the producer say "dude, I don't know where you came up with that, but it works.."you don't need to all the books, all the knowledge, all the best advice to live/sound right...right? No!! You is you....we is we, me is me....We all navigate this life best we can...no one holds the road map...NO ONE...and ONE thing I've learned...trust your gut...it's the navigator, the fog horn in the distance you can faintly here...and you turn the wheel and head toward it...i.e. embrace the waves that send you this way and that, trust what lies inside your heart ...from a creatives perspective, we thrive on this roller coaster...complacency riddles us with writers block...we seem to feed ourselves off change, it's our way of being in touche..that said...today finds me very in touche...TBC

Gone

Never thought I knew so much about you until you were gone

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