Keep Going

10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

By Austin Kleon

Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating.

In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life.

The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them.

Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.
 

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Review quotes
Praise for Keep Going:
“Anyone living any sort of creative life needs this pep talk on their bookshelf.”—BookPage

Praise for Austin Kleon:
“Brilliant.” —New York Magazine
“Positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet.” —The Atlantic 
Product Details
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Number of pages
224
Publication date
April 02, 2019
ISBN
9781523506644