The artist rarely says, “I’d like to do less.”
- CREATE | Bouquets of flowers, men in suits, somber faces
- People want to create
- Lacking creativity? Tune into your radio frequency.
- Are you working on another book?
- Creating creates more creativity … even while driving a car
- Do something daring, find tribe, write book.
- Feeling stuck? Bogged down? Pop that boil, let it out, create.
- Just Stop (for the Day)
- “Why me?” versus “Why not me?”
- Here to Create
- How to go from Nothing to Everything
- Create | Day 0: How will you define success?
- The (no longer) secret formula to creative success: meditate + create
- Create | What if the goal were not to succeed but to create?
- Create | When is the absolute perfect time to start your masterpiece?
- Create | It’s not what you give or what they take or learn. It’s how they feel.
- Shoot off the flare gun of your passion and see who takes notice
- The Habit is the Goal
- “I have nothing to offer.”
- Are you waiting for someone to ask you to become a writer?
- What if you don’t know what your passion is?
- Give the Gift of You
- CREATE | Offense & Defense
- What is your output if your input is Netflix and Instagram?
- Live, Work, Create. Pick one.
- From Nothing to Something
- Create: Behind the Scenes in Creating
- There’s Nothing More Powerful Than an Idea Whose Time Has Come
- The artist rarely says, “I’d like to do less.”
- CREATE | The Cover
“One skill they had mastered was relentlessly narrowing the scope of their responsibility.” — Seth Godin
Seth Godin has a way of summing up stuff I’ve been working on for a year in a single post.
In my book Create, I strive to get across the idea that all of our consuming and reading and listening is great and all, but the true joy, the meaning and purpose in our lives comes from not when we are “taking it in” but “letting it out.”
Seth’s post is called “But what could you learn instead?“
Compared to one university, another school where he taught, he had reactions like this:
“The difference was stunning—they were there to learn something.”— Seth Godin
He goes on to talk about creating, about what he calls “art.”
Contrast this with the joy of creativity. Of making something magical. Of art.
The artist rarely says, “I’d like to do less.” Instead, she wonders how to contribute more, because the very act of creativity is the point of the work.— Seth Godin
But then he gets back to doing (what I call making, doing, creating):
“But it’s the doing that allows us to become our best selves, and it’s the doing that creates our future.”— Seth Godin
This is what I see as CREATE and the basis for the book and who knows what else.