Everywhere you turn, people will tell you that the secret to success constant hustle. Yes, hard work is necessary to success in any area of life. However, it’s possible that your perpetual hustling is a kind of trap that’s keeping you from making progress. In today’s episode of The Accidental Creative podcast, I share how to avoid the “hustle trap”.
A few years ago, a mysterious package arrived at my office doorstep. Inside was a lunch pail containing a handful of new books by Steven Pressfield – one of my favorite authors – along with a nice note. In addition, there were two copies of something called “The Lunch Pail Manifesto”. It was a creed declaring the ethic of the workaday artist and a challenge to approach every single day as an opportunity to apply your craft.
Brilliant ideas often bubble up in the white space – the areas between our frenetic activity – and if you don’t take care to intentionally carve that white space, you might find that you’re active, but not productive.