I get asked to speak on campus to student groups several times each academic year. I’m honored to be invited, and it’s a chance for me to be intentional about thinking through and sharing something that might awaken possibility in college students.
Tonight was my first gig of the semester. Instead of dusting off a talk I did the previous year, I like to start over and rethink and reboot.
I will often include stories and quotations and points I’ve used before but mix them with new ideas and stories and a fresh narrative structure and theme.
There’s a lot of value in regularly starting over, even with—especially with—the tried and true.
Your best work may be buried under the good work you’ve been too content with. Dig it up and and shake it out and get busy making something new.