They will tell you it’s a waste of time until you start earning money.
People who’re not familiar with the artist’s life will define your talent and sanity by your level of income. Friends and family will do this as well, however wonderful and caring they might be in other areas.
You’re not receiving the support you crave because they don’t comprehend precisely how essential creativity and freedom are to you. Their view of the world is influenced — and sometimes limited — by whatever occupation they settled. Recognizing this can help mitigate your negative emotions.
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Finishing projects is what predominantly advances your skills.
The internet provides us with a plethora of resources for studying. We can hop from one course or teacher to the next — and that’s precisely what we do. Voluminous amounts of information overwhelm us. They cause self-doubt.
Meanwhile, we’re spending significantly more time on learning the tiniest details instead of sharpening our creative arsenal through producing. Successful creators and athletes insist that the most extensive progress emerges from doing. Yet, we convince ourselves to ‘wait until we’re good enough’.
Create →Finish →Release →Repeat.
You’ll learn more from ending numerous projects than you will from motionless tweaking just that one. Creativity is a muscle: For it to develop and amplify — like any other body part — it has to stay in motion. Have patience and push through failure. Shrug it off. The odds will come to be in your favor.
We all think back on the good old days. We believe that there used to be a time were everything was simpler and more peaceful.
Especially when you revisit series like “Friends”, “Seinfeld” and “South Park”, you quickly realize how much the social sphere has changed, in the last 20–30 years.
So does talking with your parents and grandparents. They use words that make you quickly survey the environment, afraid of the social police coming to arrest you for breaking the laws of modernized vocabulary.
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