RE: Will King — Grit, Creation, and Self-Direction
Yeah! I’m pretty sure that video is where I got the phrasing from. One of my literature teachers (at Tech!) showed it to us.
I’ve been on this train of thought recently where there’s no inherent worth in anything, it’s up to you to decide what’s valuable and what isn’t — along with the reasoning behind that. As such, I think it’s important for everyone to make up their own minds about what works for them and why. Hence the call to action, even if I did give it a shove in a specific direction.
I could totally see how the “gritty”, intentional approach could be applied to product launches. I think such a process is more general than that though, providing an effective model for pretty much any avenue of creation — as I explained in my original response to Stephen — not just art, code, or product launches.
As you said, it’s ensuring you’re working on something, moving forward even if it’s at a snail’s pace, while you wait for that stroke of divine inspiration.