Drake Baer
November 27, 2013

If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as War of Art scribe Steven Pressfield has insisted:

When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.

His exhortations have been echoed elsewhere: As Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova arranges, artists have long known that the muse loves a working stiff:

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