Lee Sheppard

Much more than just a cartoonist

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Inspiration is perishable

We all have ideas. Ideas are immortal. They last forever.

What doesn’t last forever is inspiration. Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk:It has an expiration date.

If you want to do something, you’ve got to do it now. You cant put it on a shelf and wait two months to get around to it. You can’t just say you’ll do it later. Later you won’t be pumped up about it anymore.

If you’re inspired on a Friday, swear off the weekend and dive in to the project. When you’re high on inspiration, you can get two weeks of work done in twenty four hours. Inspiration is a time machine in that way

Inspiration is a magical thing, a productivity multiplier, a motivator. But it won’t wait for you. If it grabs you, grab it right back and put it to work.

Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (37 Signals).

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