“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use, do the work you want to see done.” Austin Kleon
The truth is, I’m a bad bus driver. I take the tickets at the door and I don’t crash, but I drive too fast and I’m always looking in the other direction.
There’s a good reason why discussion, feedback and reflection leads to better, clearer and more honest thinking. Insight comes from that gap between what we consciously think at a moment in time, the freshness of another frame or push, and the reflections as we steep in a new perspective or a calmer light and just let that sit with us for a while.
I’ve been reflecting on the process when we sprint toward output, grappling with the practice of personal purposeful work and the change it might bring, the impact it might have. . . It’s funny how every time we start . . there’s a tendency to jump in headfirst with a definitive idea of what we think needs to be done, to be ‘output’ . . and then if we make space . .