One constructive deed at a time. One creative act at a time. And so a legacy is built.
It’s always in this order. The work comes first and the glorious narrative of the creative genius, if it ever comes at all, is woven and spun around the world’s reaction to the work.
Artists aren’t made by pursuing “artistry.” They’re too involved with less glamorous things like action, discipline, problem-solving, and failure.
Artists don’t make history. Artists make art. Historians make history. And whenever historians decide to include artists in their stories, they pick the ones who actually got around to making art.
If you want a legacy, do stuff!
Forget about being creative. Forget about being an artist.
Revolutions aren’t ignited by our states of being; they’re ignited by our acts of creation.