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28,835 days—that’s the number of days in 79 years.
That’s the number of years that Picasso created works of art.
He created over 50,000 works of art in his lifetime! That’s two a day, every single day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for 79 years. That’s incredible.
That’s prolific, and out of that he has created a ton of masterpieces. Certainly not all of the works he created were masterpieces.
Yet, we look to artists who are very well known and have created what we consider to now be masterpieces and we think, “How could I ever create a masterpiece?”
We think that we need to be perfect and we need to make something incredible every time, but that’s not where masterpieces come from.
Masterpieces come from showing up every day and creating a huge body of work.
I talk about showing up every day for two years without seeing results, how about show up every day for 79 years?
Do you have what it takes to create great work?
Great work comes out of a body of imperfect work.
You need to create imperfect work over and over and over, multiple times a day, every day, for the rest of your life.
Don’t get overwhelmed by the idea of creating masterpieces, start showing up and the masterpieces will come.