Why does time speed up when you traverse a new path? Does building in a specific niche make this more intense? Today I write about how creating a sequence of events to achieve the desired purpose is a great way to slow time down. This has been a part of my journey since my baptism earlier this year and my yearning to be in the light during the darkest times.
Self-actualization gets a bad rap these days, and you see this predominantly coming from creatives who are driven by inspiration rather than by the conscious use of their intelligence. There is something to be spoken about methodically planning your efforts to achieve the desired purpose for one's creative vision.
Creatives of a specific kind. Work by inspiration or by the creative vision. Taken from the French, the term "l'art pour l'art," (Art for Art's Sake) expresses the idea that art has an inherent value independent of its subject matter, or of any social, political, or ethical significance.
At what cost?
Maslow’s theory that one must satisfy a lower-level need before addressing an upper-level need is actually sound — it’s just that he got the order inverted for creatives. Self-Actualization is the fundamental need that drives all creatives. It is, in many ways, their most basic need.
The subtleties of a creative process take much work to communicate to other more business-minded types. Is it more the left brain than the right brain? Absolutely but a new kind of creative venture, products, and art are often considered unconventional and peculiar from the early onset. This type of difference is outset from the beginning, but if you are willing to express yourself regardless of what others think or the environment dictates. You could create something the world has never seen before. It might appear crazy to others or even your friends or family, but I believe at this point, it's pretty impossible to accomplish any goals without a sense of wonderment from others. One thing I do for myself and others I collaborate with is have something called "shooting for perfection."
Sequence of events
Now perfection is a lofty goal that is 99.9% likely never reached. But you must always go for it regardless of what type of endeavor you take upon yourself. Creating a sequence of events from the desired end goal and working yourself backward is the only way forward for the l'art. Talented people always find a way to reach outside of their grasp, especially when everything is on the line.
I attribute this to my artistic upbringing, but with this sort of discipline, one can begin to reach outside their grasp. Individuals are at their best when work is hard, most people like to call them stretch goals, but I believe "shooting for perfection" is an easier pill to swallow for people who are up for the challenge.
I read an interesting quote this week from the bible...Rather, seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own. - Matthew 6:33