I like themed days so here’s a #thoughtfulthursday
for all of you.
I want to tell you guys a little bit about myself. Lately I’ve been trying to work on my own personal development and one of the ways I’ve been doing that is by reading. In the past 4 months, I’ve read 3 books and I know it may not seem like a lot, but if you know me you know the only thing I read is music. Kind of. The fact I’ve even picked up a book is pretty amazing so I want to tell you about this one called, Pound The Stone by @realjoshuamedcalf
Without going into too much detail, the story is about a young guy named Jason who in the beginning of the story is only interested in the goal, fame, and glory of basketball. However, because of certain circumstances he is kicked off of his team. And in order get back to the team he must spend his summer selling books door to door. Spoiler, he gets back on the team, but what some of the things he learned along the way is what I want to briefly share with you.
1. Pound the stone.
2. You’re always building your own house.
3. Trust the process, high or low, pound the stone.
4. Never take anything or anyone for granted.
5. There’s more than 6 sides to a box.
6. It’s easy to do the simple things, but it’s even easier not to do them.
7. Your worth is not determined by your craft. (this so important especially being a musician)
8. Surrender the outcome.
Those are just a few things I took away from the story. I can continue to tell you these important points, but without application and context you won’t fully understand it. So, go grab yourself a copy to get reading! If you’ve already read it, I want to discuss this with you! Thank you @karen.cubides
for sharing this with me. And thank you @realjoshuamedcalf
for writing a great book. If you’re feeling a little lost or confused about your life I think reading this could help. •
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