Across diverse industries, such as health, finance, retail and marketing, a movement is taking shape to bring game mechanics and fun to everyday work.(via Work While You Whistle | Gamification Blog)
We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade…. And the great issue of life is to harness the drum major instinct. It is a good instinct if you don’t distort it and pervert it.
Don’t give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
“No great thing is created suddenly”
“Don’t bring a cathedral into a scene. Bring a brick; let’s build together”
- Del Close
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness”
- Henry David Thoreau
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
Awesome. Applies to adults as well. It’s not too late!
“Our world is increasingly filled with play that makes kids passive consumers instead of active creators. Here’s how we can change that.” Article by Frog Design
Check out my visit to the Poor Choices Podcast!
We had a lovely time discussing music, improv, music, music, child care, music, improv, and more! As always Matt Owens and Mark Colomb are your hosts. Subscribe on iTunes and never miss a show http://goo.gl/n7cGm.
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“The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforseen flexability if we are to accept the answers.”
“Bend me, shape me
Anyway you want me
Long as you love me
It’s all right.
Bend me, shape me
Anyway you want me
You got the power
To turn on the light.”
“Growth begins when we accept our own weakness”
“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. It is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
“Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.”
- Johan Huizinga
“ It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.”
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Hell yes! Keep Fighting. Keep Fighting. (Part 2 of 2)
“Into the mouth of the wolf”
I plan to face my challenges head on, and with gusto. I might get bitten, but I will bite back.
Will you? How?