I believe that what makes an artist is the ability to understand pain at such a fundamental level that it reduces the person to nothing, leaving them only with an empty canvas.
Creativity is worth something. It’s not just for writers or artists or hippies. It’s relevant for entrepreneurs, for businesses, for restaurants and sports teams and more.
Because saying that we’re “uninspired” is our way of avoiding what we know is best for us, and what we know we truly want. We want to live off of the idea that someday we’ll do this, someday we’ll achieve our dream. But not today. It’s too overwhelming to begin our lifelong dream today. It’s too scary. So we’ll blame it all on a lack of inspiration.
What is “unsupportive” when writers and authors need to hear the truth? Is our culture too prone to compliments to be helpful anymore with feedback? Is it the end of honesty? Or can we all do better?
“How many of us can articulate our thoughts as perfectly as they are when they hit like eureka? Expression is a miracle.”
Sure, you can draft out what others tell you to, but if your article lacks passion in the subject, you are nothing more than a drone being told what to do. I don’t like to be told where the limits of my article should be.
Your new idea babies are the keys to creativity.
Know when you need a break. Being creative can be tiring and you need to look away from your project so you can clear your head and recollect your thoughts.
Creativity is a gift given sparsely among us. And to be honest, that gift is rarely even utilized because people think that with the gift comes automatic success. Again, this is where we fail.
Keats wanted to write himself, but without the instruction of a mentor, he struggled.