Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Creativity Tips: The Power of Persistence

It's December! Unbelievable. As the poster says, "Time flies, whether you're having fun or not."

I'm having fun checking out Leslie's 2009: A Year in Pictures project. If you haven't seen her daily photographic journal lately, take a look. While Leslie's eye is amazing, this is also a gorgeous example of the power of persistence in creativity -- because talent alone isn't enough.

Calvin Coolidge said it beautifully:

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

P.S. to Chronicle Books: Leslie took the pics in my free e-book. If you ask me, I will send you a copy. Yes I will. And this will give you an idea of what we could do together on a bigger project.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Jan, thanks for being my cheerleader throughout this photographic journey! Just 31 days remain in this year's project--hard to believe!