The Monday Morning WHIP // 55


Why do you keep trying? What’s the point of it all? We ask ourselves this all the time — so don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even Charles Saatchi, the famed advertising genius, was once asked, “What keeps you going?” But being the genius that he is, in his infinite wisdom he replied, “Well, what’s the alternative?” Need more answers? Don’t worry, Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot has another…

I went to the Melbourne Design Market yesterday. Made me feel genuinely proud, with so many young Melburnians following their dreams by getting out there and creating stuff.

As I’ve said many times before, anyone can have an idea. But it requires real creativity to make that idea actually happen.

I spoke to a few of the stallholders about their ideas, whether or not they required any kind of funding and, most importantly, any obstacles they had had to overcome.

All of them told me stories about self-doubt and stress, of feeling insecure and wanting to give up.

But they didn’t.

They pushed on even though they felt they were on the verge of failing.


Because that’s what creative people do.

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 07/12/2009
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