Sunday, July 7, 2024

Quote of the Day (Rick Rubin, on Overcoming Procrastination)

“Remember that the maker almost never knows exactly what they’re making in advance. The great works often appear when we’re aiming toward something completely different. Start as soon as you see a way in. I [also] find it helpful to work on multiple things at the same time. Not in the same moment but during the same general time period. The beauty is that different projects are at different stages, so you can avoid getting burned out on any one [thing]. We can step away, work on something else and come back with new eyes, as if we’re seeing it for the first time. Tunnel vision’s easy to fall into when working on a single project for a long period. We can end up getting lost in details nobody else will ever notice, while losing touch with the grand gesture of the work.” — Music producer Rick Rubin, interviewed by Kate Guadagnino, “Advice on Beginning: Ten Creative Minds on How to Start, Pivot and Productively Procrastinate,” T: The Style Magazine of “The New York Times,” Apr. 21, 2024

The image accompanying this post of Rick Rubin was taken Sept. 24, 2006, by jasontheexploder at 

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