If you are seeking a life of freedom. A life that is free of orders, of traditional 9-5 work and free from money worries, you’re gonna need a strategy for the way you spend your time. There is a habit I call the hierarchy of activities that I recommend:
Create first, then Curate and if there is time left Consume.
I hear so many people complain that they can’t get their ideas off the ground, but when they get in front of their screen in the morning, before they know it, it’s afternoon already! This is due to random and incessant Consumption of crap on the web.
Create; the things you make, be they digital or tangible will inspire you to greater and greater endeavours. Keep making things every day. Don’t give up on ideas too soon.
Curate; the world is for consumption. If you have an audience or a tribe already, you can save them time and effort and make them love you even more by bringing together the information and artefacts that can really help them or interest them. Curation is this sense is creativity in another guise.
Consume; in articles like this one, consumption is frequently held up as the bogey man to be avoided at all cost. Rampant Consumerism of course should be approached with trepidation, but careful and artful consumption of information and beautiful things can inspire and educate us. Besides, busyness is usually just that; we all need to walk in the woods from time to time.
Why should the hen set all day? She can lay but one egg, and besides she will not have picked up materials for a new one. Those who work much do not work hard. Henry David Thoreau