Key Points from "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon
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Key Points from "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon

When people give advice

they're really talking to themselves in the past.

Nothing is actually original

Every seemingly new idea is actually a remix of previous ideas and experiences

You're only as good as the stuff you're surrounded with

You can only combine and use what you already know and what's around you for new ideas.

Your job is to get an education. Learn from whatever you can

We learn by copying. Nobody is born with a style or voice.

Productive Procrastination:

Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing. Get lost and wander. You don't know where it's going to lead you.

Think about things nobody else is thinking about

Never be the most talented person in the room.

To learn, you need to be surrounded brighter, more interesting people.

Establish a routine

It can be even more important than having a lot of time.

Limitations mean freedom for creativity

Having limitless options kills creativity. The right constraints push you to think harder.

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