“I think there is something incredibly powerful about taking action. Claiming something that I want for myself, claiming something I want to learn, claiming something I want to create — and then taking action towards that thing. And discovering the result of that step. And doing that repeatedly over time. It almost doesn’t matter what we reach for because the act of moving towards what we want is transformative in and of itself.
“That’s probably the biggest thing I learned from CreativeLive. That results are not as important as all the activities we put into our lives to move towards those results.
“Because life is not lived in the results. Life is lived in the actions and the pursuit.”
This was from a conversation with Tara Gentile (now Tara McMullin) for the first episode of her Power. Profit. Pursuit. podcast (now the What Works podcast). So much has changed in the six years ago since we talked in the CreativeLive podcast recording room, surrounded by an amazing sound dampening Book Mural by Mike Oncley. There were many quotes I wanted to pull out from that conversation, but this one resonates with me for the coming decade. It is the actions we take in pursuing our dreams that mean more to our lives than the dreams themselves.