“The larger the change, the more people will resist it. Thus, make it seem so tiny and trivial that people don’t even realize it.”Maxime Lagacé
“Let him that would move the world first move himself.”Socrates
When you think about it, creative work is very ethereal — particularly digital things. Design, marketing, fashion, music, dance, videos, (dance videos), articles, websites, apps…
Everything online is continuously changing and iterating.
We spend the better part of our day working on things that likely won’t be around in a few years, let alone a century from now. You could see this as a negative. Why work on something that’s not going to last? But I see it as a positive. It’s our chance to try new things and see what sticks. It shows us that we should enjoy it while it last, but also not take work too seriously and let it run over our lives. Future innovation doesn’t happen unless we innovate and push boundaries in the present and do the work now. You can see progress from a bird’s eye perspective, but change happens on the ground.
Some thing we create have the chance to be perennial, but most of what we create won’t even last a day. But everything we are is an accumulation of what we’ve done and where we’ve been.
Ethereal work might not last a century (very little does), but if we can even impact one person in a positive or thought-opening way with our work, then what we do is worth all the time and effort.
Be a spark for other people’s change. We don’t necessarily have to beat people over the head with our ideas and try to force them to chance, we just need to open the door and let their curiosity do the work.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #748