Whatever we do in life, maybe we create music, maybe we draw, maybe we write poetry, or some other kind of activity, even, let’s say, we practice playing organ, right? Imagine that. A bucket of ink symbolizes maybe 10,000 hours of practice. You know, 10,000 hours is like 10 years of regular consistent and intentional practice, maybe two hours per day. And after that amount of diligent work, you become good at this, right?
So, I kind of hope that we all get this kind of training every day. Just a little bit, not necessarily two hours of doing something, but maybe 15 minutes a day of creating something which hasn’t been created before, either in text, pictures, audio, or video, and then sharing it with the world, and doing it so persistently that with the concept of a bucket of ink we don’t see the end result of that. It’s like swimming across the ocean. We don’t see the shore, but we know that the shore is there, so it’s a marathon, not a race. You have to pace yourself, you have to be patient, and never rush. Stick to the step by step approach, one step at a time everyday. And I hope you can do that today.
My plan is also to create a Pinky and Spiky comic strip about animal rights today, how they are probably creating something very funny in that theme, animals rights. And hopefully, I will finish my big organ piece based on the Lithuanian folk song, "Vilkas grikius sėjo," which I’m working on this week. So, this is my plan, and hopefully, in the evening, I will get a chance to sight read and improvise as well.
So that’s for me. What about you? You have to think about your optimal output and plan for that to happen. Even the bare minimum of creative work today would be worth doing, right? If you know that you will repeat this same activity tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, so that in maybe 10 years, you will complete your bucket of ink.
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