An update on the New and Improved CreateQuest, plus one of the best books that Chris and Josh have ever read!
Most high-performers see “making progress on meaningful work” as the best motivator there is, which means the inverse is also true. Lack of progress destroys motivation.
Knowing that you have the potential to do something better, then settling for less…that’s hell.
You can be creative on your worst day by setting a minimum and rocking it for the rest of your life.
Most creators now days put technical skill before our passion. Robert Henri and I think that is a mistake!
One of the best practices we can use to keep our motivation high is self compassion.
Here is the thing that most artists never show you. Great art takes time! A lot of time!
I’ve learned that if you put in the work, the results MIGHT follow. At least when you put in the work you increase the odds of results happening. Because the odds of “it” happening are zero if there’s no effort involved.
Through day to day practice we learn our craft and we begin to inundate our lives in our creativity.
Twyla Tharp in her book The Creative Habit, lists her fears and dispels each one.
True lasting motivation lies within positive thinking!
Life already has its own host of negative consequences. We don’t need to add more.
Everything can look right from the outside and still leave you feeling hollow.
It’s not something you’re born with. You need to work on it. Cultivate it.
One of my favorite reads to date is Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis. I particularly love his thoughts on motivation and creative cross-training.
Chris leads the conversation in Episode 5 of the euCreativ Show — on Motive. If your art is a tool for communication, make sure you have something to communicate. This is the longest conversation we’ve had for the show, and (even edited) it runs over an hour, but the topic is probably one of the most impactful things we could say to artists as artists.