Ideas are like muscles

Ideas are like muscles. #TheQuoteProject
Most people are full of ideas. Creating them is a kind of muscle. If you don’t exercise this muscle because you cling onto the idea you already have, you weaken rather than strengthen it, and so gradually and imperceptibly, you diminish your capacity to produce ideas. _Michael Wolff
Most people are full of ideas. Creating them is a kind of muscle. If you don’t exercise this muscle because you cling onto the idea you already have, you weaken rather than strengthen it, and so gradually and imperceptibly, you diminish your capacity to produce ideas. _Michael Wolff

As part of my personal quote project which I’ll now be referring to as ‘TQP’, an acronym for ‘The Quote Project’ where I create visual piece(s) using a kind of expressive typography to denote the subject derived from inspiring words or phrases I come across.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d start the week with Michael Wolff’s quote which talks about ideas. I am wrestling a with a few ideas myself and in need of a platform to channel them.

Michael Wolff is an American journalist, an author, essayist, and a columnist and contributor to USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and the UK edition of GQ

Have a brilliant week ahead.

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By Philip Abang

 

 

The Journey _ so far

The Journey _ so far

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It’s almost three weeks into the new year and I find myself still contemplating the journey ahead. I’m sure some of you made resolutions coming into the year and also setting new goals. If you managed to do so, well done ‘YOU‘, and if you haven’t broken any of your resolutions by now, congrats and kudos to your commitment.

I must say that I didn’t make any resolutions nor set outrageous goals. But I have at the very least set myself a few things to aim at. Posting a blog a week is a good place to start, right?!

To be candid, I am still ruminating about some events of the previous year as it really wasn’t the best year for me admittedly. I fell short on some goals, and posting weekly in order to strengthen my development and awareness through my ‘quote project’ wasn’t met either. My father being ill and eventually transitioning to the great beyond didn’t help too. I still feel the weight of loss to be candid, but in order to make progress I must strive forward.

A new day brings hope and expectations, a new year raises the bar.

We are all defined by our stories, a factor which makes each an every one of us UNIQUE and very SPECIAL. In my subsequent posts, I will like to share a project about ‘The THINGS we have LOVED and LOST’. This is based on a project I did in my undergraduate years and it was a project that was very dear and personal to me.

I am looking forward to the new chapter the year brings, after-all, our lives are made up of chapters of our very own story. Let’s make the story of this year a best seller.

I wish you a fantastic time.

Thank you for stopping by.

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By Philip Abang

START! You can do it

START! You can do it
“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”James Cash Penney,
“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.” _James Cash Penney

“You can do it!” At least that’s what I tell myself when faced with doubts and difficulties to start and follow through with an idea or a project. My perceived obstacle, challenge or difficulty in starting and following through torments me in the beginning.

‘JUST START!!’ Screams another voice in my head.

The reward in the end usually outweighs the time invested in the negative self-talk, the doubts, and the perceived difficulties.

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By Philip Abang

The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. _ Rabindranath Tagore

I have had this quote in my archive for a while now. Not so long ago, I posted it on my Instagram account. A mate once texted me to say that the quotes that I upload either on my Instagram or here made him think, most especially the one above.

I have a confession to make. I have struggled to make proper meaning of the quote myself for as long as I had come across it. I thought I’d sound stupid telling him that I have contemplated numerous times in order to make perfect sense of it too. As a matter of fact, unlike the butterfly, time isn’t enough for me to keep wallowing in my thoughts. I decided to see what ‘Mr Google’ had to say about it. I gladly found that someone had written a piece on the quote.

My apologies because I will not attempt to deconstruct it so as not to misinterpret its meaning. But if you are curious to know and want to learn new things like I try to do, please check Reverberations with the post “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has enough time”, it is brilliant and insightful.

I guess this has been an account of my moment of confession (of not knowing everything), learning and discovery, I hope to have other moments that will be worth your time if you can spare a little.

Thank you very much for stopping by and please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on the quote and how it impacts you.

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By Philip Abang

We are gifted for something

We are gifted for something
LIFE us not easy for any of us
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” _Marie Curie

 

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By Philip Abang

Gratitude

Gratitude

My gratitude. Philip ABANGI want to thank you profoundly for the 100 plus followers. You have been amazing and super supportive ever since I started my website just over a year ago. I started my website with the intention to upload some of my works as advised by my mates. Then I stumbled upon a community of incredibly talented individuals on the platform whom have helped strengthened my quest for learning and discovery. My writing and design have improved significantly also as a result.

I post contents inspired by my love for words and quotes. I use a degree of expressive typography to show these words in an exciting, fun and engaging context. Like words, typography is powerful. Typography bring words to life and expresses words in the way it should be communicated and presented.

I hope to carry on delivering content that informs, inspires and at the same time excites you.

I am truly humbled. Do have a fantastic time.

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By Philip Abang