The voice in your head would have you believe that you’re creating something important. Are you? Or are you just creating to create? Creating more noise? Creating to avoid? Creating to impress? Creating yet another distraction that will slow the progress of reaching your impossible dream.
Hopefully you’re using your talent to create art & commerce that makes a difference, fills a void, serves a purpose, solves a problem, or adds value. Hopefully you’re creating something that will make a worthwhile contribution to your fans, followers, tribe and customers.
I think it’s ok to create just to create. It’s fun. It’s inspiring. It has value. It’s passionate. However, even passion fizzles out eventually, while creating art that matters last a lifetime.
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.