Don’t let the artists have all the fun

Let us not leave dreaming to the actors, poets, songwriters, and inventors.

We were all free to dream and each in his own way.

As Seth Godin wrote, “We are all artists now.”

Creativity should no longer be seen as a matter of what kind of job we do, but as a matter of being consciously engaged in the day-to-day details of whatever lifestyle we have chosen for ourselves.

Creativity is not what’s waiting at the table, it’s what we bring to the table.

You don’t have to be a singer or a tap dancer to be a person of imagination. You don’t need Hollywood-sized aspirations in order to be a dreamer. You don’t need a million-dollar technology start-up to become the kind of person who does meaningful work. You don’t need a New York Times best-seller just to have something to live for.

No matter who you are, you are surrounded by an indefinite number of elements that provide you with reasons to live and possibilities to explore.

Start with who you already are, where you already live, what you already have, and thrust yourself into life. This is what it means to be a dreamer. This is what it means to be creative. This is what it means to transform life itself into a kind of art.

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