I can’t help myself. Work has been long and hard and tiring. So Seth’s words motivate me. Recently, he put up one of his lectures for free. In this post, I love what he says about obedience (no), compliance (no), generosity (yes), creativity (yes).
Makes me stop and think about what I was doing when I was four years old, when, he says, we were all geniuses (we get talked out of this inborn “expertise,” by the way — we go to school and learn compliance).
Makes me want to ask myself each morning, “What am I afraid of today?” and do that… Better to fail, and fail often, rather than never do create work at all.
That competency is not enough.
He talks a lot about “shipping,” which means getting the work done and sent off to the client.
…That all work can be “art.” Do what you love. Navigate the uncharted water.