Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jogi Preaches ~

THE RE-CAP: First time I've had a class on a Sunday.


1. This is a new Threshold, enter it, don't step out.. it's a one way now. 

2. We're learning to learn.

3. Design is a discipline that changes the way you connect to everything and everyone around you. It is life-altering and changing. 

4. Design is a way of life, to every other field there are two separate things, a career and a personal life... but design IS your life, this is what you love doing, there need be no split in your persona.

5. Leave your baggage behind, embrace openness and your capacity to listen, even if you don't agree.

6. Till now, we had become used to a particular way of thinking, learning, living - we are unlearning it all now, so that we can be open to everything else. Lets break our conditioning !

7. From memory-based learning to merit-based learning.

8. From brain-waste to full use of your brain not just the right or left side of it, but all of it, finding the perfect balance.

9. Don't be secretive, be open.. share and learn.

10. Recognize your peers, spend time with them. Learn from them, Never look down upon anybody.

11. Design is a way of being.

12. We're going to design the future, change the world. Get comfortable with it.

13. New tools : Plan backwards, finish assignments, phase it out, don't procrastinate. Finish things when they're supposed to be finished. 

14. Use THAT moment that you are in to learn ! Interact !!

15. Show that there is a growth... just for yourself first !!
Don't relax just because you are good at something. Always, always strive to do better than your best.
You have to progress, not stagnate !
In the end you have to be better than you started out with.

16. Keep a Journal - learn words/phrases, note things down.. Your questions especially. 

17. Rest right, sleep the nights, eat good.

18. Be a good student.

19. Chuck your attitudes and masks, you don't need to impress anyone. Don't have a false sense of yourself, no victimhood, no shit. Don't be a victim of your past... this is your ground zero.

20. Don't stay at minimum requirement. Assignments are ladders you use to climb up. Don't compare yourself to others. Your ladder can take fifty rungs while someone else's may only take ten while anothers' might take seventy. Getting to the top using the best of your abilities, thats what matters! not the rungs on your ladder.

21. The Role of a Studio is central, - Learn from everything, tune into the space, be aware of what's going on around you and always contribute, help in creating an open atmosphere of learning!
This is your central workspace where you learn, show, collect, create, and share.

22. At the end of the day, what are we becoming ? - We become people who are able to appreciate quality in everything around us.

23. We need to know things, how materials work and more, to design according to the time, resources and other requirements. 

24. Make networks ! Not just designers and design students but even people you meet otherwise, everyone is a resource for knowledge even the guy on the street. To partner with when needed, to share, collaborate with and learn from !

25. Share your inspirations - books, music, websites, network using that as well. Read more, know more.
Keep connecting with people.

26. Connect and work with NGO's at some point in your life. Bring people you can learn from to your other peers, so you can all learn from them together.

27. Have a blog. 

28. Good words : ENGAGE - with things, with mutual respect, give and take.
DISCOVER - the new, newer experiences, opportunities.
MAKE - It's only when you make, that you are made !!
CONNECT - Everything will work back with you.

29. Make sure you are growing everyday, if you haven't , pause and think why, what happened to slow you down. Everyday is a chance for learning - every little thing and moment.

30. Always stay motivated.

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