“We’ve come a long, long way together
Through the hard times and the good
I have to celebrate you, baby
I have to praise you like I should“
Praise You. Fatboy Slim
Or is it…?
Original is an spectrum.
A first level comes to things that are only new to you.
A next one comes from adapting things under a new take.
Just like this song. A sample of “Take Yo’ Praise” by Camille Yarbrough mixed with many other samples.
It takes things already known in a new way.
The thing is, it’s original. It took something already created and gave it an unexpected (and cool) twist.
It’s so original it’s got its own cover(s). [Google Praise You cover and you’ll get a ton of them] 👇
Same happens with you.
You come with a remix of several pieces (your experiences) and through your lens, you bring new things into the world.
That’s why I praise you.
Because you’re out there, creating things to elevate others. That takes courage. Creating. Coming with something new, original.
Ask yourself: How can you find the place where your things come more original?