Act vs. Art

Two main components comprise the mastery of a craft: the act and the art.

The act is the mechanical piece: the click of the mouse, the tap of the keys, the strike of a hammer, etc.

The art is applying the magic to it.

Learning the act might take you a day or a week.

Learning the art is what takes the 10,000 hours.

The grace and posture and dedication and showmanship required to be a Michael Jordan or Steven King or ELEW might take you a lifetime.

Don’t wait for January 1st, you’re already late.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.