Going Streaking

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Why do we constantly underestimate how long something will take in the short-term? In other words, we tend to over-estimate just how much we can achieve right now. Then, when we think long term, the reverse tends to happen: we actually UNDER-estimate what we're capable of achieving over time.

Today, we want to know more about the promise of a popular trend, the creative streak, and whether they can help us overcome our constant battle with planning our time and achieving something greater.

This week, Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of the world-wide phenomenon NaNoWriMo (aka National Novel Writing Month) gives us a peek into the power (and potential pitfalls) of creative writing streaks. Meanwhile, Giorgia Lupi, an information designer and partner at the firm Pentagram, reflects on her famous, collaborative creative streak, Dear Data, with Stefanie Posavec -- a year-long journey of sketching personal data-based postcards, which eventually led to exhibitions, book deals, critical acclaim, and internet fame.

Can we change our relationships to deadlines? How might we banish our inner editors holding us back during crucial early stages in the creative process? And how might we reconcile both the short-term and long-term work we do?

Let's go streaking.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

Giorgia Lupi: http://giorgialupi.com // https://twitter.com/giorgialupi

Dear Data: http://www.dear-data.com/

Grant Faulkner: https://grantfaulkner.com // https://twitter.com/grantfaulkner

NoNoWriMo: https://nanowrimo.org/

Unthinkable is written, hosted, and edited by me, Jay Acunzo, with production support this episode from Molly Donovan (https://mdonovancontent.com) and Ilana Nevins (https://www.ilananevins.com)

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