In practical terms, three rules of thumb are especially useful for harnessing the power of patience as a creative force. The first is to develop a taste for having problems. … The second principle is to embrace radical incrementalism. … The final principle is that, more often than not, originality lies on the far side of unoriginality.*
Holiness as in set apart for a purpose.
What are you set apart for?
Oliver Burkeman encourages me to make room in my life for problems, to keep moving, small step by small step, and to learn from and to copy others, if I am to be led into my holiness.
Does it matter if others see something as original? I strongly suspect not. It’s our choice. What matters is that we see something emerging that we had not expected, marked by selflessness, generosity and wisdom.
*From Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks.