If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.


When was the last time you were pursuing something fueled by the largest of fires in your belly?

I do not think one can truly understand the word, “driven,” until you have experienced something of this magnitude.

At that point, it feels as if there is almost something larger than yourself behind the master controls of your entire being, driving you towards a conceptualized finish line, in which whatever it is that is driving you, ultimately reaches its prescribed destination.

It is this overarching feeling that catapults us into ever greater heights of experience, exploration and effort, in order for us to ultimately elevate ourselves from where we are currently and project ourselves to the position that we most wish to achieve.

In this wave of feeling, we are exposed to forces much larger than that which we believe to be within us, and it is those forces that take our physical, mental and emotional control panels and leverage them in every possible way that they might be leveraged.

We are continuously, hoping that we might find this degree of inspiration within us. Nietzsche said, “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” When this revolution transpires, we are elevated in what feels like a drug inducement of bravado, courage, determination, resilience, and fortitude.

These elevations are fully capable of transforming us from a level of mediocrity, to a level of brilliance, as quickly as we are able to fully understand what the prerequisites are, and how we might ultimately use them to our best advantage.

As we continue to grow and escalate towards that perceived finish line, every reinforcement of our actions and behaviors, drives us ever closer to attaining that dream, in order that we might find more of the right internal resources, and external stimuli, that will ultimately facilitate our ability to achieve such a focused and determined goal.

Our own efforts become the galvanizing force which help us to crystallize the metamorphosis we have initiated, so that we are that much more ready, willing and capable of achieving everything that we know in our heart, we are capable of achieving.

Happy Thursday!


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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!