A few months ago I told an incredibly important person in my life that I needed to spend more time trying to understand what it is that makes me tick. Initially I felt that this meant finding out why I care so deeply about the things I already love like literature, education, and technology. If I can identify what the core components of my passions are then perhaps I will have a better grasp of who I am.
This lead to me trying find out what I love and enjoy about my own works. Sadly this has been a large struggle for me, because I have felt unproductive lately.
In episode 8 of the Inquisitive podcast, Shawn Blanc makes a brilliant statement about celebrating the little things. He says that for many of us it has become "about how productive I am; never celebrating how productive I have been." Shawn is telling us that we really need to celebrate even the tiniest of accomplishments, because the never ending scrutiny we place on ourselves can suck the life out of us. Seriously, please take some time to listen to the podcast. Plus if you ever wondered what the sound of someone having an epiphany would be, just listen to Myke Hurley when Shawn brings this up.