Day 82 - Chapter 2 - Keep Going
In this chapter, Kleon reminds his reader that creativity is about connection, especially with oneself before others. To find this connection, he suggests a possible "disconnect from the world” first before a connection to self. His concentration for this chapter is building within one’s life a space to find the joy of life. Becoming aware of the influences of one’s day - that is to turn off news, making "airplane mode” more intentional. He suggests reviewing what one pays attention to and not allowing the day to be interrupted by the trivial. Be intentional about protecting one's time, learning to say no to the interruptions or the invasions to one’s day. Often one is concerned they may miss out on opportunities. Yet it is this opportunity, the present moment, to say yes to one’s sanity.
I encourage you to buy a copy of Keep Going for a better understanding of your own creative process. Whether you're a master artist or beginning artist, this is an excellent book.
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These are my daily writings for the 100 day project.