Constant, Intelligent Pressure

Five years ago I started in Elon’s interactive media master’s program.

I’ve learned a lot since then. However, one quote has stuck with me more  than anything else since then. Ken Calhoun, one of my professors said it while giving us advice about problem-solving for our flyovers, short one-week trips where we would gather multimedia material to build web projects for nonprofits.

I don’t remember the full quote, just this turn-of-phrase about how to approach problems:

Just apply constant, intelligent pressure.

That’s it.

It has popped into my head over and over as I’ve worked to solve problems on the web and in life.