“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
One of the most amazing rewards of being a creative person is that you get to do it. Create. Be creative. Invent. Make stuff. Get an idea and then make it happen.
You get to enjoy the process of creation. You get to go on a journey every time you create. You get to go on adventures. You get to play. You get to experience the joy and thrill of creating something that you absolutely love. You get to fail. (And it doesn’t hurt anybody, including you.) You get to learn.
Yes, creativity is mostly about process, however, you must always be headed in the direction of an end product. Process has no meaning unless there is an outcome. Good or bad.
What can help you, in this regard, is to ask yourself some questions. And then answer them.
Where are you going with your work?
What are you setting out to do?
What are you trying to achieve?
What story are you telling?
What are your motivations?
What is your intention?
The answers to these questions can help you with the quality and success of your end products.
However, your real reward is always going to be the creative process itself. Remember this, especially if your end products are currently not what you want them to be. Yet…
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