So, I was just lazily watching BoJack Horseman on Netflix when one of the characters said
"“I don’t think I believe in ‘deep down’. I think that all you are is just the things that you do.”
It rang out to me - an epiphany!! I’ve been saying to myself that ‘deep down I’m just an artist, deep down I know I’m gonna do something great, deep down I’m a good person, deep down this, deep down that....
It took a cartoon to make me realize that… f*ck “deep down“!! Maybe I am what my actions indicate. I am what I do. The ‘deep down’ talk is something I tell myself to make it ok to procrastinate. So….why aren’t I taking action? Sure ‘deep down’ I’m creative, but what the hell does it matter if I’m not DOING creative things. Potential doesn’t move the needle.
"A little less conversation, a little more action, please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactionin’ me
A little more bite, a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark"