Over the years, I’ve learned that the intention of your art is just as important as the art itself. When you pursue something because others are doing it, your self-satisfaction and fulfillment are always at the whims of the status quo. Creative projects become necessary assignments to keep the attention of your audience. There is a constant scramble to keep up with the latest trends.
But there’s another approach. When you create for impact, when you surrender the need for everyone to love your work, when you put the story first, even if it means sacrificing the adulation of the masses, your fire burns longer. Going this route, you no longer have to worry about competing with anyone but yourself, leaving your mind free to focus on what’s really important: creating something that matters.