“Amateur: The enthusiast who pursues her work in the spirit of love {in French, the word means “lover”} – regardless of the potential for fame, money or career; they have little to lose and will try anything; they take chances, experimentand follow their whims; they make new discoveries; they’re not afraid to make mistakes or look ridiculous in public; they are lifelong learners; they know that contributing something is better then contributing nothing. Forget about being an expert or a pro, wear your amateurism – your heart, your love – on your sleeve.” ~Austin Kleon, via Show Your Work!

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