Keep Going Summary 2023 - Deepstash

Your one stop book summary, audiobook and book review spot for:

Keep Going Summary

About Keep Going Book

The world is crazy. Creative work is hard. And nothing is getting any easier! 

In his previous books—Steal Like an Artistand Show Your Work!, New York Times bestsellers with over a million copies in print combined—Austin Kleon gave readers the key to unlock their creativity and then showed them how to share it. Now he completes his trilogy with his most inspiring work yet. 

Keep Going gives the reader life-changing, illustrated advice and encouragement on how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself in the face of personal burnout or external distractions. Here is how to Build a Bliss Station—a place or fixed period where you can disconnect from the world. How to see that Every Day Is Groundhog Day—yesterday’s over, tomorrow may never come, so just do what you can do today. How to Forget the Noun, Do the Verb—stop worrying about being a “painter” and just paint. 

Keep working. Keep playing. Keep searching. Keep giving. Keep living. Keep Going. It’s exactly the message all of us need, at exactly the right time.
 

See More

Also grab Keep Going Audiobook, with the Deepstash App.

Keep Going by Austin Kleon

“Keep Going” by Austin Kleon teaches the creative to maintain their endurance and energy. There is no retirement in the creative’s life…

Life as Art

Life as Art

”Life is an art, not a science. Your mileage may vary. Take what you need and leave the rest.” - Austin Kleon

117

Pay Attention

Pay Attention

“When you pay attention to your life, it not only provides you with the material for your art, it also helps you fall in love with your life.” - Austin Kleon

109

Drawing

Drawing

  • “Drawing is simply another way of seeing, which we don’t really do as adults.” - Chris Ware
  • ”Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a mediation.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye
  • If you draw, the world becomes more beautiful, far more beautiful.” - E.O. Plaven
  • ”Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” - Frederick Franck

117

Embrace creativity with Austin Kleon's "Keep Going," where daily routines, bliss stations, and mindful practices inspire a sustainable and joyful creative life.

AUSTIN KLEON

You can’t find your voice if you don’t use it.

AUSTIN KLEON

1

Everyday Is A Groundhog Day

Everyday Is A Groundhog Day

Kleon emphasizes the importance of daily routines. By treating each day as a fresh start, you can focus on the present and maintain a steady creative output. Establishing routines helps manage stress and keeps you grounded in your creative work.

1

Build A Bliss Station

Build A Bliss Station

Creating a dedicated space for your work can significantly enhance your productivity. Kleon suggests setting up a “bliss station” where you can escape distractions and immerse yourself in your creative process. This space becomes a sanctuary for your ideas and inspirations.

1

Only Time Tells What Your Efforts Are Worth...

Only Time Tells What Your Efforts Are Worth...

Peter, who used to scrunch up his supposedly "bad" drawings in fits of frustration. His father managed to convince him that if he laid them flat in the waste basket he could fit more of them in the wastebasket.

After his father had passed, Peter found a folder titled with his name. It had drawings his father thought to be worth holding onto.

Even when you think your hard work and effort meant nothing, only time will show its worth.

Peter had dismissed these drawings but never knew the significance and value it had to his father.

Keep grinding!!!

1

AUSTIN KLEON

The creative life is not linear. It's not a straight line from A to B. It's more like a loop, or a spiral in which you keep coming back to a new starting point after every project. No matter how successful you get, no matter what level of achievement you reach, you will never really "arrive". Other than death there is no finish line or retirement for a creative person.

AUSTIN KLEON

1

Get Deepstash Pro & replace doomscrolling with personal growth

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates