This article is a summary of a YouTube video "THE PRACTICE by Seth Godin | Core Message" by Productivity Game
TLDR Creative work requires choosing to be creative instead of succumbing to fear and becoming a hack, hustler, or cog, and it is important to focus on developing a unique voice, helping others, and learning to love the process rather than solely focusing on the end result.
Creative work is the act of making things better by doing something that might not work, and it requires choosing to be creative instead of succumbing to fear and becoming a hack, hustler, or cog.
Every leader, artist, and entrepreneur feels like an imposter at times, but they push through and pretend like they know what they're doing in order to make meaningful change.
Your creative practice should focus on developing a unique voice and helping others, with the goal of learning to love the process and be indifferent to the results.
Seth's friends' obsession with catching a fish made them lose focus, become impatient, and ultimately give up, highlighting the importance of staying present and enjoying the process rather than solely focusing on the end result.
Drew Durnovich's success as a cartoonist was not due to genius, but rather his persistence and willingness to create a large volume of work.
Your discard pile of bad ideas and unsuccessful work is essential for generating good ideas and successful work.
Every ship date is a chance to improve upon your last work and take creative risks that you can tolerate.
"The Practice" by Seth Godin is a must-have for those doing creative work and aiming to change the status quo.