Creating Your Life

Suffocate Excuses

Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art.

I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn’t matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.

-Neil Gaiman

Don’t let your hardships (whether that is a lack of time, money, energy or being in the midst of a crisis) be an excuse to not do what you want to do.

This isn’t easy.

Figuring out how to be creative in the midst of your struggle may take a considerable amount of creative thinking itself.

But it’s possible.

And it’s the way to transform your life.

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