Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Great Article, Ritualize Practice

My last year in college I decided to keep track of each hour I spent in the darkroom/studio. His was only for my photo work, mind you, and didn't even include all of the time I was out photographing, and it definitely did not include all of the time I spent in the other studios for my other classes.
And I recorded everything. Even if I just stopped by for 20 minutes after work to think about what I wanted to accomplish the next day I recorded it - even though there was no physical "art making" at the time.

What I noticed was that a) I spent a lot of time in the studio (a lot), and b) I was highly productive and full of ideas and work. 

This can't be a surprise can it? No, not really. 

I like THIS ARTICLE from Tony Schwartz at the Harvard Business Review quite a lot. 
Especially number six. 

Ritualize Practice. Read it. Write it down. It is so true and it doesn't matter if you are talking about art or water polo or riding a horse. Build that time in and create a habit. 

You shouldn't have to ponder he making, just the how or what you are making. 

Kind of like my old boss used to say, "Ain't nothin' to it but to get down and do it."

No comments:

Post a Comment