“Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity”

Hugh MacLeod:

“Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly.”

I struggle with this daily, thinking, “It would be great to do [X], but that’s not how anyone does it so it probably won’t work.” Thanks for the reminder, Hugh.

[Via A Lesser Photographer]