Take time to be bored. One time I heard a coworker say, „When I get busy, I get stupid.“ Ain’t that the truth. Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing.
Your brain gets too comfortable in your everyday surroundings. You need to make it uncomfortable. You need to spend some time in another land, among people that do things differently than you. Travel makes the world look new, and when the world looks new, our brains work harder.
You’re going to see a lot of stupid stuff out there and you’re going to feel like you need to correct it. One time I was up late on my laptop and my wife yelled at me, „Quit picking fights on Twitter and go make something!“
The best way to get approval is to not need it.
The art of holding on to money is all about saying no to consumer culture.
The trick is to find a day job that pays decently, doesn’t make you want to vomit, and leaves you with enough energy to make things in your spare time. Good day jobs aren’t necessarily easy to find, but they’re out there.
Autor: Austin Kleon