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Ignore everybody and 39 other keys to Creativity


Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

This is a great book. Author pushes to hear your inner creative voice, be unique, and find your own DOOR.

Below are some quotes that affect and inspired me:

 

“If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s probably because he works harder at it than you. Sure, maybe he’s more inherently talented, more adept at networking, but I don’t consider that an excuse. Over time, that advantage counts for less and less. Which is why the world is full of highly talented, network-savvy, failed mediocrities.”

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“If your business plan depends on suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.”

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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Quotes from the book:

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles ~ by Steven Pressfield

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”

 

“So if you paralyzed with fear, it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.”

 

I can add that not only fear, but feeling guilty is a good sign too. I feel guilty when I do something personal for myself.
 

“The more Resistance you experience, the more important your unmanifested art/project/enterprise is to you – and the more gratification you will feel when you finally do it.”

 

“Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. “I write only when inspiration strikes,” he replied. “Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”"

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