You know that song you’ve been working on?
That blank canvas in your closet?
That brand new recording software you bought a month ago but still haven’t played around with yet? (I’m pointing the finger at myself here)
That design you have in your head but have yet to act on?
You need to do something about it. If we’re not creating then we’ll soon find that other areas of our lives start to slow down. We’ll become less productive, less engaged in what we’re doing, less focused. I’m starting to feel it right now and so I’m committing to do something about it. I’m committing to create something. I love this quote from Steve Jobs. This is from a book called “The Leader’s Edge” which I just finished reading for a leadership class but it’s a great reminder for creatives.
“In January 1983, when the Macintosh project was months overdue, Jobs scrawled three words on an easel: “REAL ARTISTS SHIP.” Successful art doesn’t exist until it leaves the artist’s hands.“
I’ve also heard it said that it’s not art until somebody hears it or sees it.
Let’s make our art come alive.
What creative project have you been putting off that you need to get to work on?