Do You Want A The Creative Life? Then Get Off Your Ass.

What does your average day look like:

  • Accept what people tell you at face value.
  • Don’t question authority.
  • Sit at a desk 40 hours a week for an average of 10 hours of productive work.
  • Don’t stand out or draw attention to yourself.
  • Jump through hoops. Check off boxes.
  • Treat change as an enemy combatant.

In Chris Guillebeau’s A Brief Guide To World Domination he exposes the nerve,

“If that life sounds good to you, don’t feel bad. You’ll fit in just fine with the status quo, and no one will ever challenge you to be different. Conforming to the world’s expectations is the safe, conventional path.“

While your day after day might look terrifyingly conventional, it can be significantly better. You can start by leveraging the dirtiest word in the English dictionary -- create.

Frederick Terral, spells it out, “You may not be a Picasso or Mozart, but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.”

How do you begin? You can start by taking a read of Terral’s manifesto:

So what are you waiting for, you have the life in your years left. Create. Make it inspirational. Then gift it. Why, because a gift changes everything.