Via 99u, I came across this inspiring article about Austin Kleon: Inertia Is the Antithesis of Creativity written by Jocelyn K. Glei.
Here are three quotes from Kleon which really resonated with me:
- "I think the main thread, which I wrote about in Steal Like an Artist, is you have to keep all your passions in play in your life. You can’t discard the things that you love, because if you keep them around you will figure out a way to integrate them all eventually."
- "I think people seriously underestimate what 15 minutes a day for 10 years will do versus 10 hours a day for a year. If you do little bits and pieces every day, after a while, you have this body of work."
- "We all get 24 hours. No one gets more time. Sure, you might have your job....... you might have a family..........but when you get ruthless about what you really want to do, there are so many gaps. So many little spaces in the day where you can find the time.......... It’s just a matter of prioritizing. Are you going to watch five episodes of Duck Dynasty in a row? Or are you going to write a novel?"
So what do you think? Are you utilizing all of your passions in your day-to-day life? What are you doing with those small spaces of time in your life?