To sum it up, that is the main point of the speech given at MaxFunCon by my new hero, Merlin Mann.
While it's still too early to know for sure, it might one of those game-changers that we only encounter a handful of times in our life, like meeting your spouse, or landing your dream job.
His speech was on doing creative work and, if you're one of those people who have the urge to be creative but can find 10,000 reasons not to start, you owe it to yourself to listen.
I don't want to give away everything he says, but there are four key points that he thinks are absolutely essential to trying your hand at creative work.
1. You have to start.
2. If this is something you care about, set aside time on a regular basis.
3. Develop an insane amount of tolerance for having no idea what something is turning into.
4. Move beyond starting.
Trust me – it's worth the 28 minutes. My blog post doesn't do it justice as he expands upon the ideas I've listed above.
It's highly entertaining and just might be the creative pick-me-up you need.