It’s easy to get creatively stuck on things. Often our response is to try and sit back and wait for something to happen. Musician Brian Eno reminds us that doesn’t work. You need to get excited and find that inspiration.
Eno’s point is that sometimes the best motivation is your own desire to see something through:
Everything good proceeds from enthusiasm. The sense of “I really want to know how this turns out” will drive you on through many long nights of no results. Whereas the feeling of “I think I ought to do this” dries up pretty quickly.
It’s a good reminder that if you’re working on something you’re not excited about, it might be time to shelf that project and find something else.
Brian Eno by Alfred Dunhill [YouTube]
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