A Creator Knows Their Likes and Dislikes
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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As a creator, your experiences matter. What you create over the coming year or years will be born out of how you spend your time. And there are, no doubt, a great many pressures on your time. We are fully into a new decade now, and I did a little experiment at the turn of […]

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Thoughts on Egypt
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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As I follow the story in Egypt, I’m excited that the people are taking stands for democracy, and taking stands against a ruler who has only given lip service to the ideas of democracy. And yet these things are more complicated than they seem. Here are some perspectives I’ve been pondering as the hourly updates […]

A Creator Does Not Entertain Hypotheticals
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I liked this line from the film True Grit: “I do not entertain hypotheticals, the world as it is is vexing enough.” Most of the things we worry about, as creators, never happen. We are not as rejected as we think we are, in fact, our creation has given us a greater community, even if […]

A Creator Finds a Rhythm and Loves the Rhythm
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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So if the work you are creating demands completion before you can find fulfillment, it’s doubtful the creation will be finished, and perhaps more doubtful it will be any good when it’s done. You’ll labor through it, pushing it up a hill like a broken cart. But if you can love the actual work, not […]

Sunday Morning Music, The Be Good Tanyas
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ve loved them for years now and love them no less years later. This morning, enjoy The Be Good Tanyas:

Sunday Morning Music, The Civil Wars
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Caught The Civil Wars at their Portland show las month, just down the street at a renovated funeral home called The Woods. Great, sold out show. I think a lot of us felt like we were seeing them “before” they became huge. They were terrific. Sometimes it’s obvious a band has peaked with their first […]

Commit to the Work, not the Goals
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Instead of committing to lose weight this year or write that book, simply commit to do the work. Five days a week you are going to write, who cares whether a book comes of it or not. Five days a week you’ll walk two miles, or you’ll cut your carbs down to whatever. If you […]

A Creator Must Believe He Has the Authority to Create
By Donald Miller
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A Creator Doesn’t Just Talk About Their Work, They Work
By Donald Miller
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For a Creator, There’s no Benefit to Romantic Preoccupations
By Donald Miller
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Do You Work in an Environment that Fosters Creativity?
By Donald Miller
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