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if procrastination is so clearly a society-wide, public condition, why is it always framed as an individual, personal deficiency? Why do we assume our own temperaments and habits are at fault — and feel bad about them — rather than question our culture’s canonization of productivity?

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. Steve Furtick.


"I’m a morning person. I like to wake up and do something before somebody asks me to do something for them."
— Chank Diesel. Watch the talk.


"I’m a morning person. I like to wake up and do something before somebody asks me to do something for them."

— Chank Diesel. Watch the talk.

Creativity is not a talent; It’s a way of operating.
If you’re really creative, really imaginative, you don’t have to make things. You just have to live, observe, think, and feel.
Companies aren’t explicitly shopping for that skill, but if they’re part of inventing jobs that didn’t exist five years ago, they’re hiring people who know how to reinvent themselves
No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes. Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined.
I never thought that I’d be discovered. I just thought I’d be somebody who was a hard worker. For me, things started to happen once I completely gave up the concept of being discovered. I discovered what I wanted to do. That would be my advice to young performers: don’t want to be famous. Want to be legendary. In many ways, fame is the industrial disease of creativity. It’s a sludgy byproduct of making things.

A short about Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi, and how to decide who to let in and out of your life. Animated in Keynote, cut in Quicktime. Watch more videos from the series: vimeo.com/channels/showyourwork

(via Presentation Zen: Videos to help you rethink education, learning, & school)