Whether you want to write, go into performing arts, work in marketing, or get better at graphic design — Your craft: it’s up to you.
Too much of the time we’re not taking action out of fear that our work will look shitty and our efforts will go unnoticed.
Chances are, your work will look shitty and your efforts will go unnoticed… At first.
Then something magical happens where it clicks and you’re ready for the next challenge.
If you’re not sharpening your edge, each and every day, then the edge stays the same and grows dull over time. It’s not refined, it doesn’t get better, and you’re still the same as you were - only now, enough time has passed for you to lose interest and the journey never began.
That’s not a fun way to tell a story which is why you don’t have a story to tell.
Typically, what we’re looking for is not the craft.
We’re looking for what the craft will bring us. It’s the fulfillment of getting lost in the moment while doing our craft.
So when deciding what you want to do, don’t think too long and hard about it.
Instead, think about the future and the joy that craft will bring you when you get good at it. Think about losing yourself in those long hours and the time spent homing in on your craft when no one else is awake and you’re in absolute bliss.
When you’re doing this, you’ll forget about the destination. And maybe you might realize that the destination never was, but the journey was what would fulfill you.
Whatever you decide, your craft: it’s up to you.