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Some aphorisms of Hugh MacLeod

September 23, 2011

Hugh MacLeod is an on-line cartoonist whose home page gets more than 1.5 million hits a month.  I never heard of him until a few days ago when I came across a reference to him on another web site.

These aphorisms are from his book, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity (which I haven’t read).

The more original your idea is, the less good advice people will be able to give you.

Good ideas alter the power balance in relationships, which is why good ideas are always initially resisted.

Your idea doesn’t have to be big.  It just has to be your own.

The price of being a sheep is boredom.  The price of being a wolf is loneliness.

Being good at anything is like figure skating – the definition of being good at it is being able to make it look easy.  But it never is easy.  Ever.

Your job is probably worth 50 percent of what it was in real terms 10 years ago.

Part of being a master is learning to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own.  Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice.  Hold back and you won’t.

The biggest mistake young people make is underestimating how competitive the world is.

Click on Gaping Void for Hugh MacLeod’s home page.

Click on Almost Famous for the story of how he gave up his job as an advertising account executive and began his present career.

Hat tip to Freedom Twenty-Five.