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Neil Gaiman — Make Good Art

每當對人生遲疑或是失去動力的時候,總會想起Neil Geiman說的,將目標想像成一座山,思考自己做的行為,是會往山前進還是遠離,取捨要不要改變行動。

每當對人生遲疑或是失去動力的時候,總會想起Neil Geiman說的,將目標想像成一座山,思考自己做的行為,是會往山前進還是遠離,取捨要不要改變行動。


Something that worked for me was imagining that where I wanted to be — an author, primarily of fiction, making good books, making good comics and supporting myself through my words — was a mountain. A distant mountain. My goal.
And I knew that as long as I kept walking towards the mountain I would be all right. And when I truly was not sure what to do, I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain. I said no to editorial jobs on magazines, proper jobs that would have paid proper money because I knew that, attractive though they were, for me they would have been walking away from the mountain. And if those job offers had come along earlier I might have taken them, because they still would have been closer to the mountain than I was at the time.

(from: James Clear’s Great Speeches page

“Make Good Art”
Read the full transcript of the speech “Make Good Art” by Neil Gaiman.
我的因應之道是,想像我希望達成的目標-成為一位作家,主要是寫小說;創作美妙的文字、漫畫,創作精彩的戲劇-勉勵自己在夢想的道路上堅持下去。
想像那是一座山,一座位於遠處的山,那就是我的目標。我知道,只要以堅定的步伐朝那座山邁進,就能達成目標。當我不確定該怎麼做時,就停下腳步,思考這麼做會使我朝著那座山邁進,還是會使我遠離那座山。

(翻譯來源:尼爾.蓋曼為2012年藝術大學畢業生演講

無論發生好事或壞事,都要退一步想想是靠近心中的大山,還是遠離。

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