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# Steal from your heroes
Steal from your heroes
Who are your heroes? Whose work do you enjoy? Take those inspirations and steal them. Don't just steal from one, steal from all of them. Mix, match and remix.
### Nothing is original
Every creative work is built upon what was before. The Beatles started out as a cover band. Embrace that originality comes from imitating your inspirations. Be appreciate of the giants whose shoulders you stand upon.
### In imitating, you find your voice
As you steal the fruits of your heroes and pulse blend them into your creative smoothie, something original happens. You created something greater than the sum of its parts. [[Emergence]] happens.
Draw three circles on a piece of paper. Do they look the same?
We are incapable of making perfect copies. As you steal from your heroes, you will fail to reproduce their work exactly. That's what makes you unique. Amplify that and make something only you can do.
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