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Not only is this man semi-good looking but, under all that hair is a brain that speaks truth. This morning in my Creative Strategy class my teacher, Deb Morrison showed me my first Ze Frank video. The man is a performance artist, composer, humorist, public speaker and a wordsmith.

In watching this video I learned a few important things about myself: 

1.  I too find and use metaphors to help my mind understand the world around me.

2.  My courage is not the easiest to grab a hold of. It won’t  just come when I call it, I have to chase it down and hold on as tight as I can.

3. I don’t want to be so vein to the point that I forget about all the others who fought the good fight to get me here. My #winnings do not just lie on my shoulders but in other people’s hands.

4. Being a victim of my defeats is not an option

5a. To stop being so soft when it comes to critique should be at the top of my to-do list.  Criticism is not meant to harm but to form.                                                     

5b. If the critic does intend to do me harm, I should always remember that there is a “block” button.

6.   My work is not simply a stepping stone to greater things so I need to bask in the current moment more often.

7. However, THE BIGGEST thing I came away with lies in the quote, 

"There’s no need to sharpen my pencils anymore, my pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark."

To me, I believe it’s telling me to GO FOR IT! What is ”it” you ask? ”It” is anything I have my eye on. There comes a point where I need to stop preparing and just go. Even if I don’t feel ready, I am still capable of doing something.