Logic Of The Day: 16.10.2018.
According to Steven Kotler, there are 3 major fail points for aspiring creatives:
1) They can’t endure the poverty: Being poor sucks and it’s not easy. Many people quit they’ve had enough of living on ramen and sleeping in less than ideal circumstances. And to be honest there’s nothing wrong with that. If your dream is making you hate your life, perhaps it’s not the most worthwhile dream.
2) They can’t develop the skills: In a world with this much noise, the quality of your work matters. Becoming skilled at what you do isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.
3) They can’t evolve and adapt: When you reach later stages in a creative career, and you’re getting to do work for other people (i.e. publishers, web sites, etc) you have to learn to evolve and adapt. A lot of what got you to where you are will no longer work the way it once did.
When you finally do get paid for the work you love, you haven’t made it. In fact, the work is just beginning. The stakes are higher. Suddenly your work is no longer just about you. Editors, agents, business partners, and customers are all counting on you. The myth of that I’ve made it moment causes people to forget that creative success is an infinite game.
The only question is whether or not you’re up for it.
~ Excerpts From The Article; 7 Hard Truths About Building a Creative Career By Srinivas Rao.
"The Career Growth Team"