Are you an artist?
If you are, you’ll already perhaps know who the driver is.
Or, maybe, you’re in the process of finding out.
Ultimately, whatever you’re doing can become an art.
What drives you?
Are you understanding what I’m trying to ask?
What pushes you on, with the art? What makes you want to create… more? What makes you want your art to be more… bombastic? Powerful? Impactful? Meaningful? Lucrative perhaps? What?
Is it mere ambition?
Naehhhhh, mere ambition is not enough.
There has to be some kind of… pain.
You have to ache somewhere, to let it out elsewhere.
It can drive you beyond… itself.
That’s the thing with pain.
Slowly, you get used to pain, quantum by quantum. Your system doesn’t feel that particular quantum anymore. It’s feeling the surplus, though. How’re you bearing the surplus? By hanging on to your art. Your art takes you away from the surplus pain that you would have felt. You channelize the force of surplus pain into your art. Your art shines. On the side, you don’t feel a lot of pain anymore.
It’s really important to understand where there will be learning, and where there probably won’t be.
I’m not saying non-learning areas are to be avoided. They’re comfortable areas. Nobody likes to avoid comfortable areas. Sure. Nor do I. I’m just saying that comfy areas won’t really be enhancing your learning process. Let’s just be clear about it. If you have any art to express, any kind of art, full expression probably won’t come through if you entrench yourself in a comfort-zone.
Know what I mean?
You don’t need to ask who the driver is. You’ve worked with the driver.