May 24, 2013

Have a practice.

The strategy is to have a practice, and what it means to have a practice is to regularly and reliably do the work in a habitual way.

The notion that I do my work here, now, like this, even when I do not feel like it, and especially when i do not feel like it, is very important. Because lots and lots of people are creative when they feel like it, but you are only going to become a professional if you do it when you don't feel like it. And that emotional waiver is why this is your work and not your hobby.

Seth Godin (found via my buddy Dan)

I harbor no illusions about ever becoming a professional creative, but I would like to devote more time to being creative. And I'm totally guilty of only pursuing it when I feel like it, or when the other "more important" items on my to-do list are all crossed off (which rarely happens). This is a good push for me to make it more of a priority. Thanks Seth (and Dan).