Enabling a Chance for Something to Happen

Last updated: June 2018

I’m currently watching Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix. It’s a wonderful insight into how the best designers create iconic work. Part of what makes it wonderful is sharing the struggle of design that we’ve all experienced.

Here is a quote from the first episode that features Illustrator Christoph Niemann.

So I think Chuck Close said, inspiration is for amateurs, us professionals, we just go to work in the morning.

The one thing I really love about that quote is it relieves you of a lot of pressure. It’s not about waiting for hours for this moment where inspiration strikes.

It’s just about showing up and getting started and then something amazing happens or it doesn’t happen. All that matters is you enabled a chance for something to happen.