Alright Booster’s finally street legal so we took her on a walk while going to grab some coffee. I can get used to this!
One of my favorite videos about making things is by the artist Struthless:
Basically, do the same thing every day (in his case, drawing the same type of bird) and you’ll find creative ways to not do the same thing every day.
- Constraints create room for creativity
Because I’ve been missing New York lately, here’s a quote from Shane Snow’s Smartcuts about the power of constraints in city planning:
Constraints made New York City an architectural marvel. Manhattan Island’s narrow shape forced the city to build up, to rethink and renew; it impelled architects to reinvent stone buildings into steel skyscrapers.
And they built down too, with the subway as the main form of public transportation.
- Repetition is valuable for experts also
Jack Butcher has had a few tweets recently about the power of repetition. Here’s one:
Everyone wants to "find their niche" — barely anyone wants to repeat themselves every day.
— Jack Butcher (@jackbutcher) February 20, 2021
Most famous people are known for maybe like 1-3 huge things. And they’re known for those things because they did them over and over and over and over.
Repetition: Just do it.