Okay, yes, there is something to be said for keeping your eye on the prize.
As we explore the subjects of creativity and resistance, as we try to bridge the gap between who we are and who we want to be, it is important to be aware of the horizon. Where is it that we want to go? What is it that we’re chasing? Whole industries exist around this element of goal-setting.
But there’s a more important part of the equation—a critical aspect emphasized in this conversation with Taylor, Isaac and Zac Hanson—which is the value of being present, to find meaning and beauty right where we are instead of focusing so obsessively over where we are not (yet).
The members of Hanson know a thing or two about the perils of ambition and the joys of success. For the last 30 years, they’ve experienced global success time and again, and even decades after breaking out with “MMMBop”, the Hanson Brothers are actually playing to more people these days than ever before. They’ve won three Grammy Awards and sold over 16 million albums worldwide, and even last year, the brothers returned with Red Green Blue, their 11th studio album that sent them on a four-continent tour shortly after recording this discussion.
Given their time in the spotlight from such a young age, we were thrilled to welcome all three members of Hanson to The Resistance in an interview we actually recorded last year. In this episode, they share a tremendous amount of wisdom learned about the importance of being present and the difficulties of differentiating oneself from one’s work..