Creative Inertia

Starting is one the most difficult parts of any creative endeavour.

The good thing is, though, that once you start, you got the inertia working for you. And once you pick up a certain momentum, you’ll actually be hard to stop.

So start now, that’s the hard part. It will get easier later.

Irrelevant Problems

If solving a problem doesn’t lead to a breakthrough, if it doesn’t have any meaningful impact on your resources (time, position, money, productivity) the problem is very likely irrelevant.

You’re much better off if you ignore these kind of problems, or hack your way through them, and concentrate on the relevant ones.

Price and Quality

When somebody says that you will get excellent quality for excellent price, they’re most certainly lying about the quality.

And when somebody says that you will get excellent price for excellent quality, they’re usually lying about the price — but more likely, they’re lying about the quality.

Exceptions to this rule are so rare that you’re much better off not even considering the possibility that they exist.

The Push

To get unstuck (personally, professionally or creatively) you sometimes need to be pushed.

The push can come from any direction and from just about anyone or anything, but it usually comes from where you least expect it.

The key is to recognize it and to let yourself go. Even if the push was in the wrong direction, you’ll learn a whole bunch of valuable lessons because of it.