PART ONE: THE FINAL INSPIRATION IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
I think when you’re working on a big project like this, you hear what you need to a different points in time.
This afternoon on NPR they were interviewing the founder of Dyson vacuums. He said a lot of interesting things about design and approaches to design, and combining them with engineering, but that wasn’t the thing that struck me the most.
He talked about working on a project and the pace of working on a project. And he said that at the end when you were tempted to let up that’s when you had to really forge ahead with lots of energy.
Now I’m listening to this having spent probably the last two weeks up till midnight every night working on this project. And there’s still quite a bit to do. There were so many unknowns in it. I tried lots of new things and really pushed them. So there’s the stress of not quite knowing how you can do something and knowing that there’s a deadline to produce it.
As I listened, my shoulders felt lighter and I felt myself start to smile. It got me into a less stressed frame of mind, put things into perspective, and gave me the steam to move forward with a new perspective.
“It’s getting close now, and with the week pretty much cleared there is plenty of time to finish creating the necklace.”