Remember Your Heroes

“I’ve always kept pictures of my heroes above my desk to keep watch over me, like guardian spirits, to remind me who I want to be. These days they help me remember who I wanted to be when I first got started.”

It’s one thing to have people who inspire you, it’s another to have them watch over you as you work.

I love this simple idea from Austin Kleon about how to remember your heroes — he suggests keeping images of them (or things related to them) at eye level in your work environment so it becomes impossible to forget the kind of person you want to be or work you want to do.