During the first lockdown I found myself immersed in a series of books written by Robert Greene. The 48 Laws, Mastery which I’ve now read twice, the Art Of Seduction and The Laws of Human Nature. Given the pandemic and the fatalities that ensued, coincidently Greene encouraged a notion that resonated with me albeit a disconcerting one. The benefit to be derived from embracing death.
He argued it’s futile to deny the inevitability of death, when embraced it can serve as a great motivator for leading a fulfilling life. As 2020 draws to a close the new year brings with it resolutions which in most cases customarily never materialise. If you haven’t already, I thoroughly recommend that you subscribe to Steven Barlett’s podcast Diary Of A CEO, incredibly insightful.
In his last episode Steven talks about the pandemic encouraging a sense of urgency, not busyness I hasten to add by way of Parkinson Law. The premise of which being that the amount of work required adjusts to the time available for its completion. If there’s anything recent events has taught us is that nothing is promised, so if we’re going to commit to doing something, do so with a sense of urgency.
I have a number of pending projects for the Deckhead imprint, the label, the merch line, the infotainment series, the Spotify playlist, the Podcast and the book. While a sense of urgency necessitates any achievement, there also needs to be a sense of relish for the process itself, not just the destination. Life is a beautiful gift; we do ourselves a disservice living on autopilot until we arrive at designated destinations, besides it doesn’t necessarily stand to reason that our arrival will pan out the way we may have envisaged anyway.
Happy New Year. May it be your best one yet.