Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to ponder this week.
3 ideas from me
You’ll never lose anything by giving away your best work.
Having a child does change you, but it’s not automagically going to give you the motivation and action to become a creative success, that passion and that work still has to come from within you.
Learn to love the process, not the goal.
2 quotes from others
Ray Bradbury, talking about the process of writing:
“We know how fresh and original is each man, even the slowest and dullest. If we come at him right, talk him along, and give him his head, and at last say, What do you want? (Or if the man is very old, What did you want?) every man will speak his dream. And when a man talks from his heart, in his moment of truth, he speaks poetry.”
Source: Ray Bradbury, Zen in the art of writing
Steven Pressfield describes “Resistance” as the “enemy of creativity”. I think every creative person would benefit from his book “The War of Art” - it is simultaneously a pat on the back and a kick in the butt!
“Grandiose fantasies are a symptom of Resistance. They’re the sign of an amateur. The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come.”
Source: Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
1 question for you
What obstacle is currently in the way of your creative project?
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