A Manifesto For Amateurs


It’s worth doing badly.
It’s about pleasure, not performance.
You don’t have to keep score.
Discipline is a form of delight.
Good work is play.
“Good enough” is sometimes good enough.
If you can hold a hammer, you can make a table.
It’s okay to eyeball it.
Experts have their place.
But it isn’t as big as we think.
Slightly crooked can be charming.
Slightly burnt can be tasty.
Love is attentive to what counts.
What counts isn’t on the spreadsheet.
Don’t let money undermine ecstasy.
The product is a by-product.
Love the process.