100 Things To Say (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)
Among all different personalities, backgrounds and styles of life, there is something that we all share, and that is, that some things, with or without intention, stick into our minds. Sometimes we are well aware of the reason behind it and other times we are completely clueless.
This is the 100th post in my blog, and this October 2015 makes exactly 2 years since I started publishing in this blog.
100 things that I believe that are worthy to say and to talk about. Many of them include ideas or concepts which stuck in my mind for days, or weeks, before they appeared in the form of text or an image. Some others are still waiting for the right time or the suitable format.
And there is something shared in all of them. Each time, before pressing the button to publish each one of them, I get butterflies in my stomach. Is it worthy to publish what I am about to? Does it have the right format, grammar, structure…? Is it communicating clearly the idea behind my intention? Is it relevant just for me what I am trying to say?
Something that always gets me going is the idea of, at least, generating a reaction, a thought, a spark inside the person whom is going through my ideas. And may be, create something that sticks into your mind. Hopefully, making you feel that it has been worthy your time reading.
It is encouraging to have people with whom to share a state of mind, either in agreement or disagreement, willing to engage sharing thoughts.
At the same time, I might say that it does make me feel uneasy to consider others looking at me either as a waste of time, or as a brilliant person. It is almost impossible to fulfil the expectations of whom awaits for excellence in a person. Some “brilliant” men, like Mozart, Van Gogh or Copernicus, did struggle most of their lives trying to find the equilibrium between being “bright” and living a life being considered “useful”, and they did not enjoy their brightness so much. So, I would rather prefer being considered useful if anything 😉
You might know the adage referring to the phrase: “This too shall pass“.
Since the beginning of publishing in this blog I started also sharing my posts in several groups at LinkedIn. All those groups incorporate a variety of profiles that represent a big potential for exchange of ideas and creativity through discussion. However, at one point in time (6 months ago), I realised that being myself the one constantly publishing my own posts in those groups, had the risk of giving the impression of that I was trying to “sell” my ideas as a “product”. Then I decided to stop publishing my posts in those groups at LinkedIn in order to leave others to decide if they wanted to share them, and keep the update of my activity to my network.
This decision reduces the impact that my publications might generate in visits coming from LinkedIn, but it reassures me that the visits and comments being generated are coming from genuine interest and curiosity. I am more interested in the quality of having interaction, and not quantity.
I am happy if I reach a state of consistency and coherence in my work and way of life. Nothing else. In an interview 3 years ago, somebody asked me what would I like to have accomplished in 5 years time. I said that I would like to have gained the recognition that I have for other colleagues, their work and attitude, in agreement and disagreement.
Thanks to all of you, once more, for your support.
Thanks to all of you for publicly incorporating your support at my profile at LinkedIn through your endorsements. Thanks also to all of you for extending to your networks the possibilities to find feedback on my work with your likes and comments. I want to give a special mention to Giulio Betti, Antony .Alex Bagalue, Glynn Goulding, Wanda Ottes, James Elliott, Panayota Yeorgopoulou, Gabriel Labrador, Larry Cosgrove, Ulises Ricoy, Ph.D., Dmitry Sokolov, PhD MEng MPA, Lucia Castro Diaz, Deni Newman, Sabino Peralta, Dr. Benigno Hernández-de La Torre, and Jaime Saldarriaga, Ph.D.). I really appreciate your proactive and constructive attitude and I want to recognize your contribution.
Having an idea about something is like describing what your eyes see from a particular standing point. It is not about what you need in order to open your eyes and see, it is about what you make for being in a position from where your eyes can perceive something worthy to be described, your brain is trained to interpret its value and you have access to the proper tools to transmit its significance. And yet, the proper value of knowledge comes when it gets integrated in the collective mind. Without it, all those thoughts and knowledge “will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”
I am very interested in having feedback from fellow researchers and “thinkers” over my observations and assessments. Since I consider that I am applying an alternative approach analysing and connecting dots, the main goal of publishing my work is to test its accuracy and acceptance by the research community, not only by a two peers review, but by an open, multidisciplinary and multi peers review. I also thank you for your input bringing attention to others over my career development. Any body can contact me at d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com