Daily Inspiration: Stop Trying to Be Somebody by Jon Westenberg

I needed to read this today. I’ve been go- go- going lately and it’s wearing me down. This article came to me at just the right time in order to remind me why I do what I do, and to keep making things. I strongly suggest revisiting these words periodically, which is what I will be doing in the future.

Photo by Greg Rakozy

Photo by Greg Rakozy

“Life Is About The Shit You Do Every Day.

Following your dreams, living your life is about getting up in the morning and going to work. It could be art, it could be music, it could be your own business. Work could be a stage, a studio, a swanky office or your bedroom, but it’s always work.

It’s got nothing to do with what you call yourself, or what your lifestyle is like. It’s all about the shit that you have to work on, and accomplish every single day. That’s what matters, because that’s how you get somewhere.

If you’re concerned with chasing the lifestyle, trying to take on the persona and gain the trappings, you’re missing the point. You’ll never make anything worthwhile, because making something isn’t even on your radar.

The irony of being completely focused on being, rather than doing, is that without doing — you’ll never be anything…

…If you want to actually do something, you’re going to find a great deal more satisfaction. There’s so many opportunities to do what you love, when you’re not worried about who you’re trying to be, or what lifestyle you think you should have.”

About Stevie Caldarola

Stevie Caldarola is a freelance graphic designer, writer & editor, photographer, multimedia artist and lighting designer.

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