Monday, May 17, 2010

Plan/ No Plan

So we talked in class about the difference between the Chucks (no plan) and Jackie (full of plans). I think we all sort of agree that whether to have detail plans or no plan depend on each person's personality, some do well with plan, some do well without planning; we can't generalize which is the better way to go.
But what jump out at me from these people is not so much the plan/ no plan difference, but the passion and commitment to the art -and that's what all of our speakers share. With or without plans, they stay focus on what they do and sooner or later, they were prepared to take the opportunity to thrive when it arrives at their door. We always hear so much in this class about passion, the number 1 important ingredient for success. Stories of the Chucks and Jackie have shown me that no matter what you do and how you go about doing it, the one thing that keep you going, and eventually lead you to success is your PASSION.

1 comment:

  1. Having projects planned and a vision seems extremely useful for all artists. We sometimes wonder about the push in American society to get the general populous to take on enormous debt by first presenting bankers with grandiose 5 year business plans in order to take out loans to get started. We wanted to present the alternative view that artists may need to "bootstrap" it perhaps using Web 2.0 platforms. In other words, we don't want to lose sight of the importance of being resourceful and building slowly to promote organic growth of a project...