Chuck was wise

A lifetime ago, when I was an animator and studying Chuck Jones, I found this quote from him.

The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.

It's simple, but maybe not easy. How do you dig deep to create quality work, and also be lighthearted. To be great at what you do, but open to the fact that you are just a person. With flaws and some rough edges, perhaps.

Some thoughts: