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If you’re not focusing on becoming so good they can’t ignore you, you’re going to be left behind. This clarity is refreshing. It tells you to stop worrying about what your job offers you, and instead worry about what you’re offering the world. This mindset–which I call the craftsman mindset-allows you to sidestep the anxious questions generated by the passion hypothesis—”Who am I?”, “What do I truly love?”—and instead put your head down and focus on becoming valuable.
Cal Newport, So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.

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the dear ones. made for little hands and big hearts. handmade from vintage fabrics and wool stuffing with a hand embroidered face.
The most adorable handmade animals, ohalbatross

the dear ones. made for little hands and big hearts. handmade from vintage fabrics and wool stuffing with a hand embroidered face.

The most adorable handmade animals, ohalbatross

Sorry for the neglect of my Tumblr lately.  But I’m here to update you with new cards in my shop and also say thanks to everyone who ordered something, you are awesome!  
Links to each card:1. http://on.tiffbits.com/1ndNBBg2. http://on.tiffbits.com/1e6Ce8K3. http://on.tiffbits.com/1ndNF3S4. http://on.tiffbits.com/1gQuxeK
I post more updates for my shop on the Facebook page, so be sure to Like the page if you’re more interested in shop updates!

Sorry for the neglect of my Tumblr lately.  But I’m here to update you with new cards in my shop and also say thanks to everyone who ordered something, you are awesome!  

Links to each card:
1. http://on.tiffbits.com/1ndNBBg
2. http://on.tiffbits.com/1e6Ce8K
3. http://on.tiffbits.com/1ndNF3S
4. http://on.tiffbits.com/1gQuxeK

I post more updates for my shop on the Facebook page, so be sure to Like the page if you’re more interested in shop updates!

Realize you’re already there. Often we’re rushing to get somewhere, trying to make progress towards a goal, moving, moving. But where are we going? Will we be happier when we get there? Is that place better than where we already are? I’ve found that no, it’s not any better. Where we already are is just as great. This moment is just as good as wherever we’re rushing off to. We’ve already arrived.
 Leo Babauta, “Zen Productivity” via Zen Habits
Trust in the moment. Anxiety is usually a fear (or a bunch of fears) about the future, which is pretty normal. But what this really is … is a lack of trust in the future. We don’t trust that things will work out…If the present isn’t good enough, if we aren’t good enough here in the present, then things will fail in the future. But I’ve learned that actually, nothing really bad will happen to me in the future if I act consistent with my principles here in the present. So I trust the present moment, and trust that things will work out…If this moment is fine, the next one will probably be too. And the one after. We tend to imagine horrible future moments when it doesn’t really happen.
Leo Babauta, “Zen Productivity” via Zen Habits