As a father of three kids, I think a lot about legacy and what I will leave behind for my kids when I’m gone. Hopefully that is a long time from now, but that thinking helps guide me through my daily and longterm decisions. It is a big reason why my wife and I travel with our kids as much as possible. It is also why we both try to keep a healthy balance of work and personal life.
My new daily mantra is going to be,
“Did I create something today that did not exist yesterday?”
I found my self giving advice a couple times recently to students either recently graduated or still attending design school, and I have to say I don’t really know the point when I went from insecure frosh to someone giving out advice. Truthfully I don’t know if I’m 100% confident about what I do now. Actually I don’t know if I ever will be. Maybe that’s what drives me to keep getting better and perfecting my craft.