You know that feeling where you’re listening to music or reading a book and you think, “ARRRGH I should have written that!” It’s like someone snuck in with telekinesis and jacked your idea straight from your soggy brain.
For example: I wrote a song called “Rich Kid Blues.” It wasn’t finished of course because I’ve got a 100% success rate at writing songs halfway and never touching them again. Anyways, I had “Rich Kid Blues” half written and was procrastinating when some guy name Jack White came out and wrote it.
Blah! Jack White sneaks out and beats me to the punch.
Alas, it’s happened again.
Colin Wright nailed a philosophical framework that I might have considered my own. Even better, I think he did it in a way than I had it in my head.
It’s a short read, you could bang it out in an afternoon.
If you want to pick up the book, you can get it here (he’s included an audio version for those of us who prefer to listen.)
By the way, the Act Accordingly mindset is going to have me finish a song one of these days.