do the work

"Don't be upset by the result you didn't get with the work you didn't do."

~  Unknown

My father has a term for little signs that keep showing up in your life that seem to indicate you should pay attention to some cosmic message.  He calls them "spirit taps" --  as in, the "Spirit" is "tapping you upside the head so that you'll pay attention."

Trinidadian fathers are nothing if not colourful.

Recently, I've had a couple of spirit taps telling me it's time to get my ass in gear.  And because they've both come in the form of two really inspiring videos, I thought I'd share them here, in case you were in the need of your own spirit taps.

The first:  the young son of migrant workers grows up to become an astronaut, against all odds.

And secondly, this artist's story.  I particularly loved her philosophy about breaking into the art world toward the end -- it can be applied to every aspect of life, I think.


Tap, tap.