Maybe it’s because I’m knee deep into my 4th or 5th reading of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
Or maybe it’s because, as an English major undergrad with a seminary degree, I never anticipated becoming an insurance professional. Maybe I want to elevate it from its reputation as a bland profession to something a little more exciting.
Either way, there’s no harm in rethinking your daily work as art.
My wife’s efforts around the house to bring bits of beauty and design to our home. Her work to make sure we’re all fed and cared for.
My work to help protect folks’ assets… That’s art, too. It requires craft and knowledge and insight and creativity at times.
I challenge you to approach whatever you do – especially something you might think as boring or mundane – as art.
Give it a try. See if it transforms the way you engage that thing.
It’s not a stretch.
All work is creative.
You’re doing something that, at that moment, had never been done in exactly the same way before. You are in creation mode.
It’s pretty cool because, as a guy of faith, I believe we’re the product of God’s creativity (see Ephesians 2:10) with the ability and calling to use our work to create.
Try on the idea. If you think about it, let me know how it goes.