Each creative must actively wade through the uncertainty that comes with the very act of creating. Whether creating art, music, or the written word…each must explore, question, play and experiment with their subjects and voice in order to find where they sit comfortably and authentically as a creative person.
Creatives can’t sit by and wait for inspiration or even motivation to bite them in the rear-end and compel them to sit into action. Passion is the driving force.
Creatives must find mentors…people who encourage, guide and inspire them to push outside their comfort zone. These people will be doing things that inspire and motivate. These people may be living the life you want. They may be fiercely fighting for a cause they are passionate about. They may be driven to get up each day and forge ahead when the odds are stacked against them. These may be people who refuse to accept less than what they desire.
Thoreau wrote “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
I don’t want to that person. I don’t want to go to my grave with my “song”…my voice…still silent inside of me.
What about you? Are you going to be a person who lives a life of quiet desperation? Or sing your song at the top of your lungs?