How much do I want to read more? 9/10
So simple, so love it.
It resonnates with the creator everyone has inside. It is the essence of creation itself.
It's about not being driven by the mental world that is dominant, and have the guts to trust one's feelings.
The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you.
When I first started with the cartoon-on-back-of-bizcard format, people thought I was nuts.
YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOUR IDEA IS ANY GOOD the moment it’s created. Neither does anyone else. The most you can hope for is a strong gut feeling that it is. And trusting your feelings is not as easy as the optimists say it is. There’s a reason why feelings scare us—because what they tell us and what the rest of the world tells us are often two different things.
It’s just that they don’t know your world one millionth as well as you know your world.
Plus a big idea will change you.
If you change, then their dynamic with you also changes.
2. The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours.
The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.
We all spend a lot of time being impressed, And we spend even more time trying unsuccessfully to keep up with them.
I tried lots of different things over the years, trying desperately to pry my career out of the jaws of mediocrity.
One evening, after one false start too many, I just gave up. it was the exact opposite of all the “Big Plans” my peers and I were used to making. It was so liberating not to have to think about all that, for a change.
didn’t have to have some sort of commercial angle,
didn’t have to impress anybody,
to be free of ambition,
that wasn’t a career move,
something that belonged just to me and no one else,
to feel complete sovereignty,
To feel complete freedom,
that didn’t require somebody else’s money,
not somebody else’s approval.
And of course, it was then, and only then, that the outside world started paying attention.
How your own sovereignty inspires other people to find their own sovereignty, their own sense of freedom and possibility, will give the work far more power than the work’s objective merits ever will.
The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing.