The Saturday Writing Quote — on practice

“Everything in life worth achieving requires practice. In fact, life itself is nothing more than one long practice session, an endless effort of refining our motions. When the proper mechanics of practicing are understood, the task of learning something new becomes a stress-free experience of joy and calmness, a process which settles all areas of your life and promotes proper perspectives on all of life’s difficulties.”

– Thomas Sterner, Swedish economist, quoted by David Allen in Getting Things Done (rev ed 2015)

The Saturday Writing Quote — on creativity

 

“We are naturally creative beings, invested in our existence to live, grow, express, and expand. The challenge is not to be creative—it’s to eliminate the barriers to the natural flow of our creative energies. Practically speaking, it’s about getting your act together, letting spontaneous ideas emerge, capturing them, and utilizing their value.”

“Have you envisioned wild success about anything lately?”

– David Allen, Getting Things Done (rev. ed., 2015)

Clearwater Valley, Leslie Budewitz, pastel on suedeboard