Don’t begin with inspiration, begin with habits

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days.*
(Annie Dillard)

All progress is experimental.**
(Hugh Macleod)

Our creative habits must include those that take us to our place of possibilities for making the things we want to bring into being.

If we wait for inspiration then it’s likely we’ll miss many opportunities and possibilities that make themselves available to those who turn up every day.

Make the habits enjoyable, though, and let them be unrushed: slow reading, slow writing, slow thinking, slow seeing … .

Dreams are really practical things because they mean we can turn up and do something today.

Experiment, iterate, abstract, keep moving.

(*Annie Dillard, quoted in Austin Kleon’s Keep Going.)
(**From gapingvoid’s blog: Are you hiring leaders?)

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