Seán Mathews is an Irish Songwriter and Documentary maker.
You say something to yourself. You decide you feel a certain way about something. You decide how to communicate to others about it. Sometimes you hold back a bit. Sometimes you don't. You set boundaries to know not to go too far. You craft!
Turning up every day is a way to stay in touch with who you are. You have family, friends, work, passions. You knock in with each thing. Don't underplay the power of discipline. Of goal setting. Of Turning Up!
Associating any creative pursuit with Immaturity, Laziness or Stubbornness is a mark of a dead generation on the face of the living. The dead generation who believed education was the new god. Who believed trades were a right of passage. Who believed Governments would look after us.
The now widely accepted importance of Ethic and Attitude above everything have contradicted the toxic myth that hard work gets you everywhere. It doesn't. But, in every case, showing up is a must. Knocking in with all of your parts is a must. Surrounding yourself with people who accept what makes you tick is a must. Being your best self is a must.
The eternal "rung up on the ladder" is a bloody smoke screen. We don't live in a sect. We just hamper ourselves with inferiority complexes. And in an effort to show people our siege minded optics we sometimes come across as populist or crass. Maybe it's just being anxious to come across well to everyone? Because you care? And that's good. Showing up assures you that it is good. And slowly, you can accept who you are, where you belong and what you want to become.
Keep showing up 😊