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James Baldwin on Interrupting

What I learned about Interrupting from James Baldwin
James Baldwin on Interrupting

Welcome to Make Daily! This episode contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your creative project today.

The world is noisy and your dreams deserve attention. Use this minute to shift your focus back to what you want to get done today.

Idea 💡

“Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”

— James Baldwin

Reflection 🤔

Negative people will doubt your ambitions. They'll find any reason, big or small, to push you away from doing big things because of their limited view of what is possible.

Progress is made by those who oppose this way of thinking. While others were discussing all the limitations that were holding them back, creators like Baldwin were doing the work.

How can you break out of self doubt? It all starts by interrupting these 3 limiting voices:

Action ✅

The 3 limiting voices you need to interrupt:

Societal - What has society told you is impossible that they’re wrong about?

Social - What have others told you is impossible that they’re wrong about?

Self - What have you told yourself is impossible that you're wrong about?

About the creator 👤


James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century.


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