…Is nothing you haven’t heard before.
How about that for motivation?
I remember before I worked professionally as a “creative person” how often I would give up on projects. I’d do a few collages, paintings, poems, or short stories but then never return to them. I had a few good ideas I’m sure, but I never fully developed them.
Instead I erased them. Tossed them. Allowed them to fester and die.
Now it’s different. I’m paid to see creative problems all the way through. I’m paid to sit with something until it works or it fails. I’m paid to throw stuff against the wall just to see what happens. I’m also paid to pick up the pieces when it all falls apart. Sometimes I solve problems. Sometimes I create more.
What does all this have in common?
Persistence. Perseverance. Patience.
I’ll try for more of it in 2014.