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Do What You Love, And Other Good Advice
I've found that it's a particular quality of good advice, really good advice, that you simply can't fully understand it until you really need it. Something as simple as "Do What You Love" sounds right, seems obvious enough -- but I don't think you really absorb what this means until you are doing something you don't love, and realizing how much work and bravery and steadfastness it will take to change course.
This is essentially the premise behind Advice to Sink in Slowly, a wonderful project put together by design graduates, enlisting them to pass along advice for new students. That said, this is good advice for any of us, new students or not. Because they are design graduates, the advice comes in the form of striking posters which are available for purchase, and practically beg to be given as gifts—the idea being that a visual reminder helps the advice to sink in as slowly as it needs to. Brainpickings has a great assortment: Take Time, Finish What You Start, and of course, Use Your Library—and more.
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