Never Stop Doing What You Love Because
One Day What You Love Will Love You Back
Did you ever wake up in the morning with a deep persuasion within you to create? It’s the excitement tingling up and down your skin, impatient to share your creation with the world.
If you are a creator who is passionate about your craft, you know that feeling — the deep desire which sparks imagination and creativity. It gives birth to works of art that inspire the world. It’s like you’re bursting with sacred energy and all you require is an outlet for the tidal wave within to flow through.
You communicate in a language of possibility instead of what exists. Art is the ability to transmit energy onto the canvas and manifest magic at the tips of your fingers. The world becomes your playground as you unleash the inner artist.
Even if there is a possibility of failure, it will not hold you back. That’s because you are a passionate artist. Life becomes meaningful and abundant when you express yourself through your craft. As a result, failure or success becomes irrelevant.
The question is, will you create if no one appreciates; if it didn’t make you money; if you knew you would fail? If the answer is yes, that is a sign of genuine passion. If not, it is work. Every kind of work deserves its fair wages. If they don’t pay, you have a right to abandon it and move on.
Your love for the craft compels you to invest hours, days, and weeks pursuing mastery. The world of thrills and imagination sets you ablaze. Like the fireworks, you take flight, exploding into the sky shattering the darkness.
Following a few months of pure passion and excitement, the fire gradually fizzles out. You discover what works for others might not work for you. While many others eventually dwindle, you continue churning out your craft with the nagging question at the back of your mind. Is it worth spending so much time on something that doesn’t pay off?
Wait. What? I thought you were passionate about your craft. I thought that was the love of your life. You said writing was your creative outlet. You love doing this above all else. And most importantly, you were not in it for the money. When did money enter the equation?
The winding path of creativity
The artist travels on a path with many twists and turns. Along comes friends and fellow creators whose enthusiasm is magnetic offering unceasing encouragement. The thrilling rush of blood from the heart to the brain makes you feel you’re swinging from the top of the world.
One thing remains true. Intense effort and deep passion do not guarantee the outcome you want. Now what? Does that mean you’re no longer as passionate as you claimed? If this is so, then clearly, this is not for you. What you thought was pure love, in the beginning, was only infatuation. When your craft doesn’t produce what you thought was the desired outcome, the motivation ceases.
You’re not an artist because someone thinks you are one. You’re an artist because you tap into your stream of creativity and execute an idea into reality. If nothing else, you fulfill your life mission by doing what you need to do with the gift afforded you.