quotables

'The Way A Person Does One Thing Is The Way They Do Everything'

There’s something that is far more important than reaching one of your goals: the process that leads you there. If you’re going to do something — no matter what it is — do it to the best of your ability.


'It's Good To Be Uncomfortable'

Nobody really likes to be uncomfortable, but it’s a necessity for creative living. As animator Mark Phillips reminds us, when you get comfortable, you stop creating new things.


'Slow Down. You'll Get The Job Done Faster'

The world is moving at such a high pace, it might feel like we can’t keep up unless we go faster and faster. The quote above from programmer Jeffrey Ventrella is a reminder that slow and steady wins the race.


'Coming Up With An Idea Is An Easy Thing. It's Hardest To Put It Down'

We’re all full of ideas for things, but as Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling reminds us, coming up with an idea is easy — it’s turning it into something is the hard part.


Productive People Are Never 'Free'

Being truly productive is about more than just getting the things you need done each day. To be at your most productive you need to use all of your time to the fullest, and in that way you never really have a time when you’re “free”.


'The Desire To Tinker Makes Us Feel Like We're Fulfilling Our Purpose'

Adam Savage is a well known for his skills as a maker. He reminds us that making stuff is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have.


'You're An Expert To Someone'

Often, as we strain to improve our skills and achieve more, we forget about the knowledge we already have and take for granted because “everyone knows that”. The quote above is a reminder that you are an expert in some things, at least to someone.


'A Dollar Is A Dollar, Not A Percentage Of What You're Buying'

Getting something on sale is a great feeling, but it can mess with your mind. We all know this, but it’s hard to avoid our mind’s internal bias. Here’s a good mantra to repeat to yourself: A dollar is a dollar, not a percentage of what you’re buying.


'Apologising Does Not Always Mean That You Are Wrong'

Apologising doesn’t have to be an admittance of guilt or regret. If you’ve done something that hurt someone you care about, you can apologise just to let them know you care.


'You Learn By Finishing Things'

Writer Neil Gaiman is no stranger to finishing things, but he still struggles with it from time to time. His biggest piece of advice to young creatives? Finish what you start because it’s the only way you’ll learn.