John Kidluff artist

 

Seth-urday is back with a clarification from Mr’ Godin about the ‘wasted time’ John Cheese laments. Godin’s post “Wasting time is not a waste” clarifies that if you are going to waste time, then embrace it by doing it properly…

  • Wasting time is a key part of our lives. Wasting time poorly is a sin, because not only are you forgoing the productivity, generosity and art that comes from work, but you’re also giving up the downtime, experimentation and joy that comes from wasting time. If you’re going to waste time (and I hope you will) the least you can do is do it well.”

And the best way to break out of the bad type of time wasting? According to artist John Kidluff, about his tour titled ‘Embrace Failure,’ go for failure…

  • “What would you suggest to an artist that is “stuck”? Try a new experiment. If they are really stuck, or wasting a lot of time on one project, just stop it maybe. Maybe just take a break. Take a break! There are so many variations you can do. It really depends on all the possibilities. Stop, take a break, take a walk around the block, take a vacation. Or, on the other hand, just jump in there and screw it up. Throw a wrench into the system and clog it, get it messed up, f*ck it up, delete everything, throw paint on top of it. Times ten it, I like to say, whatever you were going to do? Make it even more outlandish. Times ten it.”
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