On the airplane from Madrid to Panama I read an insteresting section from the author Austin Kleon in his book “Steal like an Artist”.
Most of the people start doing something, in fields where they are already experienced.
Probably you also heared some advices before, like “you have to do what you know to succeed.”
But does that makes you happy and successful in your life?
Austin has the idea instead of doing what you know, focus on doing what you like.
Sounds very easy and clear, what? But most of us don’t do it.
We are trapped in there current life situation and don’t know how to get out of it. And especially how and where to start.
If you belong to those, who want to change something and start to do just the things you like, follow this 3 tips:
- Start first with copying your heroes and idols. Not just one. Mix it up. What do they do, how do they do it? Learn and try it again and again.
- After a while you will develope your own style. Don’t worry yet, just to be a copy. It will come from alone, if you practice onward and mix it up with more then one of your idols.
- What you really want to do, is what you really love. To remember and to keep it in your mind, follow this manifesto and try to read it for the next 4 weeks every single day:
Draw the art you want to see,Start a 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.
(Stolen from Austin Kleon http://www.workman.com 😉 )