Swipe Files: Inspiration is Cheap — I.M.H.O.

Famous quote from Chuck Close - American painter and photographer

Famous quote from Chuck Close – American painter and photographer

You LOVE to be inspired. You look, no, work for it. Spending countless hours watching beautiful documentaries, reading blogs, listening to best-selling audiobooks, going from coffee shop to Etsy shop sipping hand-crafted lattes (or black coffee in my case) and thinking to yourself “hey, I could make that”. It’s part of what makes you who you are and it’s part of what makes me who I am. I am always looking for that next thing that will strike like lightning sending me on some sort of creative bender tearing the universe apart in an oh-so-beautiful fashion.

If you rolled your eyes at any of that, you get it. I am going to get real with you right now—it’s bullshit.

Now before you get all uppity read the entire aticle (Here’s a link to the full article on Medium)

TL/DR: (man, you’re lazy)

You’ve heard it said before “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, I would argue that is false. Rather you do what you love and you work hard at it every single day, because in this practice of discipline you stop being an amateur and start being a professional.

Work hard. Be persistent. Do what you love, but trust me it will get real dull sometimes and that my friends is the most exciting part.

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