Take your time

“The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.”

Steven Pressfield

The amateur only works when inspiration strikes. The pro sits down every day and puts in steady work. The key is steady. Not irregular or extreme.

But spending the right amount of time on the right tasks needs planning which is nicely explained in this article on time blocking.

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Give us what you’ve got

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and  every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.

Stephen Pressfield

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Pursuing your dreams

How many of us have become drunks and drug addicts, developed tumors and neuroses, succumbed to painkillers, gossip, and compulsive cell-phone use, simply because we don’t do that thing that our hearts, our inner genius, is calling us to? Resistance defeats us.

If tomorrow morning by some stroke of magic every dazed and benighted soul woke up with the power to take the first step toward pursuing his or her dreams, every shrink in the directory would be out of business. Prisons would stand empty. The alcohol and tobacco industries would collapse, along with the junk food, cosmetic surgery, and infotainment businesses, not to mention pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and the medical profession from top to bottom.

Domestic abuse would become extinct, as would addiction,
obesity, migraine headaches, road rage, and dandruff.

Steven Pressfield in The War of Art

/phil