We all find inspiration in different ways. For some, it stems from solitude and meditation. For me, this often comes through allowing my ideas to collide with the thoughts of those far smarter than I. As I look to improve, I find that attempting to write great things often starts with reading them. Attempting to inspire others often begins with becoming inspired yourself. With this in mind, I regularly collect and share some of the more inspiring work I find on the web.
There’s no need to sharpen my pencil anymore, my pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark.
Ze Frank <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
I’ve never met an “expert” that wasn’t dead wrong about something. I’ve never met an “amateur” who couldn’t teach me something.
C.J. Chilvers <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
Chuck Close (Hat tip to Todd Chandler) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!
Your most reliable work will always be within your range. Go just a bit outside of that to show your passion and stretch yourself. But go too far beyond that and you’ll be so strained that ultimately the work will suffer.
The world is full of people who are waiting for someone to come along and motivate them to be the kind of people they wish they could be. These people are waiting for a bus on a street where no buses pass.
Brian Tracy (via C.J. Chilvers) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!