Does creativity and suffering have to go together? Does artistry have to end in anguish? These are questions I know I have pondered over the years. In the video below, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book and blockbuster hit "Eat, Pray, Love," delves into the trenches of the creative journey of an artist and explains how to stay one step ahead of the world's perception of "artists".
She takes us back in time and touches on the "little fairies, trolls and things" assigned to help you on the journey of cultivating and mastering your craft, while also sharing insight as to the fear that so many individuals realize as they are putting their whole heart and being into "the next big project." She is witty, fun and charming, yet straight to the point as she shares her experiences, her passion and her love in giving the world a part of her that has been destined to be shared.
So, after viewing this video, here are some things to think about.
Are you taking too much responsibility for your success or for your failures?
How do you protect yourself from yourself?
Finally, how do you protect yourself from those who for one reason or another are unable to handle or get a grip on their own desires or creativity, so instead, they pay way too much attention to yours?
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