Barbell Shrugged

5 Points of Inspiration

Doug Larson

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  • Thanks for this my man. Definitely what I needed to hear to keep me on track. You always seem to have the ability to post things at the exact right time, when I need to hear it most.

    Keep up the amazing work dude!


  • Great article – I really could relate to the Van Gogh example.
    While I was escaping the corporate world for a more creative life, one of the books that got me through was: A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century
    This man failed at, at least a dozen careers. Until, in his late 30’s, he integrated everything he had experienced and invented the field of landscape architecture – by designing and constructing Central Park. It can’t be easy to successfully integrate agriculture, science, art, philosophy, and politics but he did it – before there were cars and electricity.

    Thank you for doing this – Keep up the fight

  • Very insightful and inspirational words of wisdom from a unique perspective! I always appreciate your “knowledge bombs” and comical commentary.

  • Beautiful! When I first started reading the Daily, I hoped it would be all training tips and tricks, now I hope for more of this. This makes me stronger! You sound like youtuber Eliott hulse sometimes.

  • “When you quit trying to be something all the time you can become what you’re supposed to be” Really great post man. Truly enjoy the daily and the Get Change Podcast. Keep up the great content.

  • Probably my favorite post yet. I have taken many notes and intend to use many of the philosophies spoken about here in my daily life. Thank you!!

  • Reminds me of a quote from another famous painter that I recently saw.

    “When i was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead i became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

    -Pablo Picasso

  • This is easily my favorite article yet. Spectacular words!

    “If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint – and that voice will be silenced.”
    My immediate thought was The Enemy attacks with specificity. It makes sense that I must counter attack exactly.

    “…those rough elements capture all the action and emotion. If the other stuff doesn’t add to that expression, why bother with it?”
    Sometimes you just have to stop thinking, which gives you a better result than you could have imagined or planned for.

    Loved it all!

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