I’ve slowly come to understand the importance of work. Creatively, I feel the doing is most often the process of discovery that leads to the end result, an end result that exceeds the bounds of our vision and comprehension at the journey’s start.
To share some thoughts on work from a couple well known people.
“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison
“Great ideas originate in the muscles.” – Thomas A. Edison
“Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.” – Madeline L’Engle
I think then we would do well to remember that in all work there is profit (Proverbs) and that work is integral to creative expression, discovery and realization. This is a lesson I wish I’d heeded much earlier in life. Are you willing to work?