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Think About All The Fucking Possibilities

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Believe in your fucking self.
Stay up all fucking night.
Work outside of your fucking habits.
Know when to fucking speak up.
Fucking collaborate.
Don’t fucking procrastinate.
Get over your fucking self.
Keep fucking learning.
Form follows fucking function.
A computer is a Lite-Brite for bad fucking ideas.
Find fucking inspiration everywhere.
Fucking network.
Educate your fucking client.
Trust your fucking gut.
Ask for fucking help.
Make it fucking sustainable.
Question fucking everything.
Have a fucking concept.
Learn to take some fucking criticism.
Make me fucking care.
Use fucking spell check.
Do your fucking research.
Sketch more fucking ideas.
The problem contains the fucking solution.
Think about all the fucking possibilities.

– – – Brian Buirge & Jason Bacher, of Good Fucking Design Advice

Sorry about all the swearing, but it’s necessary in this case.

I saw this manifesto (and the superb GFDA site) for the first time yesterday and wanted to post it here for anyone who might need it, and also to refer back to in times of creative crisis. 

Apparently these words adorn many industrial design studio walls, but the universality and sense that is engrained within the expletives mean many of the messages have a place far beyond a singular niche. 

This is a good framework for anyone who uses creativity or boldness in their days – people who build things, write things, carve things, shoot things, draw things. For people who make something from nothing, even if it has every chance of flopping miserably or being torn apart.

Implement whichever points you need, but always remember – even if you have to pick yourself up and clean yourself off – to:

Believe in your fucking self.
Think about all the fucking possibilities.

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