1. seblester:

    Random thought, regular practise.

    Your Tumblr Inspirational Quote. 

     


  2. Debbie Millman: Words of Wisdom

    When I’m down this is the best advice:

    “I wish someone had told me that patience and persistence pay-off. I wish that someone had told me to trust my instincts when they warn me to stay away from people that are bad for me. I wish that someone told me that, despite my fears, I would not end up homeless by the time I was 40. I wish that someone told me to get a dog as soon as possible. And most of all, when I was first starting out, I wish that someone had told me not to worry so incessantly; someday, in the far distant future, I would be really really happy.”

    - Debbie Millman

     

  3. If Everybody Likes What You Are Doing You’re Doing it Wrong — truth

    jenbee:

    If Everybody Likes What You Are Doing You’re Doing it Wrong

    Something I said during my Design Matters interview, immortalized in hand-drawn lettering. (I’ve actually said it a zillion times, one of those times being earlier tonight in fact! Because it’s true.)

    (via chrispiascik.com)

     


  4. Ira Glass on Creativity

    Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
    — Ira Glass