I recall the urgency I had back in the day, when the letters at the end of my name were CEO, and the voice inside my head kept prodding me to “keep your eye on the prize.” I still feel it today; the rush to complete, the race to finish, the itch to make a buck, the determination to extract that great idea out of my head—before I lose it. To finally arrive at “a fait accompli” so I can get on to the next big project. That urgency is NOT the stressful kind, nor the nerve-racking kind. Rather it’s the kind of urgency that keeps you awake at night—with excitement & anticipation, as opposed to worry & fear. It’s the kind of urgency that comes with knowing you’re on the right road, even though the final destination is unclear. It’s the kind of creative urgency that tugs at you from deep inside, and beckons you to search further, search deeper, for the answers, for the truth—in your art, in your work, and in your life. I believe that that “urgent energy” is the blood of your muse, the nectar of the Divine, running through your veins like “red-hot honey,” feeding you sweet inspiration, tempting you to make your art worthy, taunting you to make your business enterprise relevant, prodding you to make your work matter. It’s the life-blood of every crazy, genius artist, and every brave, risky entrepreneur. Be grateful, not everybody has it.

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