Navigating Stuckness is the most inspiring story I have read for a long time. Written by Jonathan Harris, it tells of his life journey from painter through to tool maker. It’s a story of following your bliss and of staying in the flow of life. It’s beautifully written, and Jonathan has split his life into coherent chapters, reminding us that every day is a sentence for the current chapter we’re in. I have to admit that I was surprised to find that for one that has lived such a full life, Jonathan is still quite young.
This paragraph jumped out at me:
In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.
If you are feeling stuck or if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration then Navigating Stuckness is well worth a read.