Forget the noun, do the verb.Austin Kleon, in Keep Going
40 Things to Give Up for a Better Life
I’ve been reading Austin Klein’s book, Keep Going.” So I’m totally stealing this one from him because it hits me right between the eyes.
I want to be a writer. And if I’m really vulnerable, I want to be an artist.
I give too much weight to the titles, to the nouns; and not enough attention to the verbs.
This past year, I’ve been working on that character flaw. I’m doing the writing that it takes to make me a writer. I’m trying to turn myself into someone who writes everyday.
What title do you want for yourself? Can you find a way to turn it around so you are a person who does that action? That’s the only way to earn the title.