A Trio of Thoughts

“The name of the game is you.” Raymond Scott, Lightworks

It’s been two weeks since we launched the re-design of Examiner.com. It’s product design and strategy I’m proud of and I might find some time to talk about it but, at the moment, I’m in the dumps.

Summer is ending. The exciting big bulls-eye of that project is gone. And, now, I’m in the slog of things. Thinking a lot about the meaning of work both personally and professionally.

This trio of thoughts I came across yesterday are helping me come to some resolution.

All good ideas are terrible until people realize they are obvious. If you’re not willing to live through the terrible stage, you’ll never get to the obvious part.

Seth Godin 

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.

Junot Díaz 

I trust, at some point, it’ll make sense but, for now, let’s get to work. 

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  1. cheryl

    The quote from Junot Díaz really speaks to me with where I am with work. Loads of content in the pipeline, loads of "hurry! hurry!" coming from other departments. Trying to balance the anxiety that instigates while staying creative and patient has been a true challenge this year. Good reminder.


    1. Jason Toney

      Yeah, I’ve been thinking a lot about impatience and focus and confidence and quality and, for me, that Díaz quote could be used in many ways. Trust the art. Trust the process. Trust.


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