Thursday, 28 May 2020

The work is art. The job is not necessarily the work.

I wonder how many of us misunderstand the word art and how liberating it can be to know that we can all become artists and creators in anything we do. Here are some Seth’s quotes that may change the way we do things for the better:

‘An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo.

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.

The job is what you do when you are told what to do.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

The job is not the work.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art 'the work’. It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.’
                                                                                         Seth Godin, "Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?"