Being an artist or creative person can be frustrating at times.
We’re asked to create things that matter, connect, and are cool – but not too cool. We live our lives in the open and we have the things we make critiqued and picked apart. All of this supposedly making us better.
If we artists would embrace one small truth early in our lives, it will make navigating our emotional life much easier.
“We Can Only Control What We Can Control”.
That’s it. No more, no less.
We rarely get to control:
- Parts of the process
- Unclear expectations
- Timelines / Deadlines
- When information changes
- That there’s more work than time
- That art is subjective
But we ALWAYS get to control:
- Our attitude
- How we approach our work
- How much passion we share
- How much we care
- If we’re going to go the extra mile
- How we respond
You are an artist. Your art matters. It’s not an addition to the vision of your organization, it’s the vehicle that organizations use to share who they are, what they do, and what they’re about. We need you and your absolute best art.
You matter. What you do matters. Most importantly, how you do what you do matters.
Every day we are faced with a choice RESPOND or REACT. The choice is yours.