#2: Keep doing the work and trusting you are on the right path.
"In my low periods, I wondered what was the point of creating art... I craved honesty, yet found dishonesty in myself. Why commit to art? It seemed indulgent to add to the glut unless one offered illumination. Robert had little patience with these introspective bouts of mine. He never seemed to question his artistic drives, and by his example, I understood that what matters is the work: the string of words propelled by God becoming a poem, the weave of colour and graphite scrawled upon the sheet that magnifies His motion. To achieve within the work, a perfect balance of faith and execution. From this state of mind comes a light, life-charged."
As I've been developing my blog, photography, recipes, etc I've often found myself thinking: 'what's the point of creating all of this unless I have something really different and important to say?' It's pretty hard to keep motivated with that mind-frame. Especially when you're so new at something, it seems hard to imagine that you could ever offer something of value that hasn't been done a million times over. But, the thing is, you can't even imagine yet where the journey will take you. Where you end up will most definitely be so different than where you started. And slowly, if you keep at it, the act of creating will become a force of it's own. So keep writing, photographing, cooking, painting, drawing, brewing beers etc. Through this you will keep learning, growing and having a reason to connect & share with others.
Not to mention, you could end up doing something really, really awesome. What's the point of missing out on that?
"I was too curious about the future to look back." - Patti Smith (and my thoughts exactly)
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