Praise Intensity

If you have 5 things to do in a week do leave them till the end of the week? Do you ever get 3 times of much work dumped, done or delegated the day before vacation?

If you answered yes then you know the intensity dance. It’s like a polka between passion and purpose. A saucy little tango of courting expectations and the drive to succeed. Or a rhythmic rhumba of responsibility and rejoicing. True intensity always has a bit of pressure to perform mixed in with stepping along the edge of capability to succeed and incompetence. When you are on the dance floor of intensity nothing else matters but what’s next. Focused and firey. Here’s to the intensity zone when the blinders are on and you surprise yourself at what distractions you say no to as your values shine as crystal clear as the disco ball on the ballroom ceiling.

Enjoy the quotes below celebrating intensity


“The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.”
-John Keats, English poet

“You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity.”
-Lawrence Taylor, American football player

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.”
-Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist

“There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.”
Sean O’Faolain, Irish author

“I’m a very intense person. When I go after something, I want to go after it with everything I have. I want to push myself to the edge.”
-Greg Norman, Australian golfer

“Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.”
-Winston Churchill, English statesman

“We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.”
-Eric Hoffer, American author

“I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.”
Joan Miro, Spanish artist

“This curry was like a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony that I’d once heard…especially the last movement, with everything screaming and banging ‘Joy.’ It stunned, it made one fear great art. My father could say nothing after the meal.”
-Anthony Burgess, English author

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