Just dropping in for a short post after listening to “Leap First“, a short audiobook (really, a presentation) from innovation and ideas expert Seth Godin. It’s got my creative juices flowing again and I thought it was worth sharing.
There is some fantastic stuff in the two-hours about creating art, doing work, and putting aside the “tired”. Art and work, for Godin, can be anything that creates something or gets you out of the rut of just doing what you think you should be doing. The big thing is getting over the fear we all feel.
When you’re sitting right on the edge of something daring, and scary, and creative, and powerful, and perhaps wonderful and you blink and take a step back; that’s the moment. The moment between you and remarkable. Most people blink. Most people get stuck. All the hard work, and preparation, and daring and luck is nothing compared with the ability to not blink. And the only person who can decide that is you.
The audiobook is well worth your time if you’ve got an Audible account and you’re looking for a little kick to start/finish something you want to be working on.