Inspiration is for amateurs

You know it’s been a busy summer when… you’ve had very little patio time, your skin’s as white as snow, … and when you’re not up to date with swissmiss.  A little over two weeks ago, Andrew Zuckerman’s 99% Conference talk was posted.  If you’re not aware, Andrew Zuckerman is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, who created Wisdom, a book/film/exhibition that includes interviews and portraits of inspiring “elders.”  As I’ve said many times before, I love being inspired.  As an entrepreneur, I need to be inspired; at least I thought I did.  What I learned is that inspiration is for amateurs.  Curiosity and rigour makes things happen, but most of all, what really make things happen, what has made this world rumble and shake, what has created change and instigated success is…

hard work.

As Chuck Close says, “If you just get to work, something will occur to you.”  That is, something will happen.  In my case, projects like The SVG Public Archaeology Program are born.  Peanuts?  Maybe, but a start. As Bill Wither says, “You can’t get to wonderful without getting through alright.”

Time to get to work.

Andrew Zuckerman: On Curiosity, Rigor, and Learning As You Go from 99% on Vimeo.


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