Clifford takes inventory of the symbols in his general work space. The place where he spends a large chunk of his creative and productive time. What does a stage photo, a Survivor drawing, a skull, three bottles and an uncashed cheque all have in common? Why is it important to impose meaning and how can these symbols help define your identity and direction? What’s on your wall that you look at every time you press pen to paper and ask, “How am I going to make an impact in this world?”
I’ve read a lot of books and articles about the importance of intention. Setting up your environment intentionally to represent what’s important for you, to reflect the kind of motivation that best speaks to who you are and what you need. These are things we need to do for ourselves. No one else will do them for us.
I got a small apartment but I’ve set up a desk space to reflect what’s motivational and contemplative for me so I can always re-ground myself. It helps knowing where your starting point is. What is your zero marker where everything begins again? Where you can create or rebuild from?
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Questions to Ask Yourself
What kind of symbols would best represent you?
What do you need to create a space that’s both productive and motivating?
What do you need to change to create the person you want to be?
Episode Duration: 20:08