It’s usually more productive to spend your energy removing obstacles and friction points than trying to add inspiration, discipline, or willpower.
So, the next time you find yourself stuck, procrastinating, or just wishing you were more disciplined, ask yourself this question: What can I remove or do less of that will help me work better?
in my experience, the process of creation is both the act of paying exquisite attention to the world outside of you, and that internal process of tending to your inner world, planting beautiful things, one seed at a time – until one day, you’ll look inside youself and see that you’ve created your own kingdom, your own refuge, your infinite pool of strength – such that no matter where you are, no matter what happens in the world outside of you, your relationship to your creative instinct – and all that you create from it – will be the one thing that will always hold you, and make this one life feel more meaningful, more beautiful, and more worth living.
i see an end with every beginning. i think about the end so much it ruins all the good that comes before it. i'm working on this
you're not obsessed with finding your own 'art style', you're obsessed with finding your unique value proposition. you're obsessed with developing your brand identity. you're obsessed with positioning your art as a memorable product in the minds of consumers so that you may have a chance at competing with all the other 'art brands' out there.
in the pursuit of your aimless, shallow obsession, and at the expense of wanting to turn your art into a business, you've forgotten why you turned to art in the first place.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” — Krishnamurti