UNTITLED is the beginning of every endeavour or new project. Untitled marks entry into a fertile realm of discovery and possibility. You may not yet have the exact words to describe what you are doing, precisely because it is still unfolding. So, how can you? It is still being crystallised. Keep at it with energy and discipline. But, most of all with real enthusiasm. If it doesn’t give you a feeling of excitement, why do it all?
Difficult to pin down
Sometimes, things can remain untitled for a long-time. If there is one thing that the study of complexity tells us, it is that the more there is going on (complexity), the longer the description required to explain the thing will be.
So, untitled might be an indicator not of something still developing, but of something that does not lend itself to easy description. And, this is worth remembering, as what you are pursuing may fall into this realm.
You may also feel the pressure of an instant gratification culture that screams for immediate “results”. Don’t rush your process. Skill and mastery take time to develop. I am sure there is some underlying probability distribution for how skill develops in human beings , but I am not even going to attempt to conceptualise it!
The point is not so much that skill cannot be developed fast, it is that if you meet someone with deep skill chances are that they have been working on it for a while.
Save as Untitled
It’s okay to Save as Untitled and to continue as Untitled. Remember that things might still be unfolding for you. And, in some sense they always will be.
Harsha is a 1:1 coach and independent thinker based in London. He empowers people to find more clarity, confidence and focus in their lives — to cut through the noise, in a world so full of it. Harsha’s new book, Machine Ego: Tragedy of the Modern Mind, is now available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon.