Seth Godin has a TEDx talk about education called “Stop Stealing Dreams.”
In it, he describes his thoughts on how the standard public education system is broken.
We’re not here for that topic, but in the talk, he gives us this gem:
"What people do quite naturally, is if it’s work they try to figure out how to do less. If it’s art, we try to figure out how to do more.
Someone who is making art does not say 'Can I do one less canvas this month?'
They don’t say 'Can I write one less song this month?'
It’s art, they want to do more of it."
Artists don’t work because their craft does not feel like work to them.
When it comes to improving yourself, take the same approach.
Making yourself a better person is like working on the most important masterpiece in the world.
When you approach your life as if you are making art, it won’t feel like a chore or a burden.
You will feel like you never have to work on yourself for the rest of your life.