Another thing you can learn from the Tao of Cow…Boy is to not do what you are told.
Well, don’t do it unless you’ve thoroughly thought it through. My career has profited by my not doing what the producer or a client told me to do. More often than not it would have been a knee-jerk reaction. And quite often wrong or ill timed. Think it through first. It’s amazing how many “problems” solve themselves.
It’s kind of kin to my advice to “not take my advice”….
unless it rings true
when you thought it through.
When Cowboy Clay is leaning back in his recliner with his eyes closed, I often ask “Are you asleep?”
“Nope. Just meditating,” he’ll murmur.
I think to myself, ” Oh c’mon, he’s sleeping. But then what is sleeping on it but a long meditation? It’s taking the time to ponder and wonder.”
Right now, in these days of love in the time of cholera, we have been given the gift of a big time out. May we use it wisely to think things through and then act up.