In episode #7 of Guys with Feelings, Jaemin and Gabe welcome Peter Krouse to discuss becoming a software engineer in just 9 months, conscious dog parenting, ethical men’s fashion, the virtues of slow reading, and more!
I’ve been reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert and one idea of hers has been really resonating with me (enough that it’s now plastered across the top of my daily planner):
“You must learn how to become a deeply disciplined half-ass.”
Let me explain.
According to Gilbert, the two worst things you can be as a creative is lazy and a perfectionist.
Well shit, that’s me.
The lazy part is obvious. If you want to create, you have to be disciplined. You have to show up every day and do the work. Even if it’s not easy or fun. Whether or not you’re feeling inspired. You gotta sit your ass down and put in the effort.
But the perfectionist part, is just as important, if not as obvious.