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147. A Christmas Carol: The Ghost of Artistic Patience

While patience may not be the most exciting topic you could think of, patience tells you a lot about what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how you measure success. For artists and designers, patience is easily baked into parts of their process or outlook on career, but impatience may be the more familiar bedfellow. Impatience can look like burnout, despair, and even just flat out giving up. How we see the world and where we place hope can be a large judge of the level of patience we exercise, and patience may just be the thing that keeps you making long after the excitement has worn off.

In this four-part holiday series, Ryan, Garreth and Cody are visited by four ghosts. These four ghosts can serve as warnings about what we do, why we do it, and how we can continue into a long career that doesn’t create our identity or a false sense of security but that connect us with our community, our work and our culture at-large.

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