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Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Recipe (ii)

There are four things you need in order to get the work done.

1. Time.

2. Energy & motivation.

3. The talents, abilities, etc... that are required.

4. The fourth factor is the organizational ability to put those three things together in a consistent way.

People typically think they don't have time, and many people are not confident in their abilities. Typically, lack of time is simply lack of organization. You can have a lot of time and still not get things done, or you can get things done in a narrow, finite span of time.


profacero said...

You also need libraries, the current writing implements, and so on, and a reasonable teaching load, money and a room of your own. Otherwise all of this is complete fantasy.

Jonathan said...

Every student has a laptop. The reasonable teaching load falls under the category of time & energy, no? A room of one's own might be at the coffee shop.