As an artist, the mental journey to just showing up and creating something is a challenge in and of itself. I will clean my entire apartment before sitting down at my desk, then I will remember that I need to eat something, then I’ll get distracted by emails, putting off what I need to do until “the moment strikes.”
In contrast, Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple is a digital illustrator that has been making art every single day for the last 10 years. Think about that for a minute, and then think about what you’ve been up to for the last ten years, then cry silently, delete your Instagram and Netflix accounts and get your life together!
We’re equal parts amazed and proud of him for completing such an epic feat and continuing his plot for art world domination by churning out awe-inspiring artwork every. single. day. He’s a massive role model for creatives, hustlers and aspiring doers through his relentless drive to create, even if it sucks, even if he doesn’t feel like it – a skill he largely attributes to momentum, “Momentum is so important. With most habits, something weird can happen and you lose the momentum. After a certain amount of time, the habit becomes more important than the distractions. “I’m not going to miss today, just because [insert distraction here] happened.” – Beeple via VICE