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Creativity is a Bicycle Race

Matthew Encina
1 min readAug 7, 2020


You can’t build momentum standing still.
You have to sit down, push hard, and get the gears going.

Inspiration is momentum.
You don’t begin inspired, you build towards it.

Painful at first. Exhausting to think about. But once you push through the taxing labor to start, you have momentum.

You will get tired, and there will be steep challenges ahead.

An amateur will be tempted to stop, but might never recover.

A pro knows, the pain is temporary, and if he plans to finish, he must keep his momentum going.

Every day is a new race towards your creative pursuits.
Inspiration doesn’t just show up, you build towards it.



Matthew Encina

Creative Director at Blind. Educator at The Futur. International Speaker.