As a creative person on the internet that is in the early stages of my career, I’m battling a constant stress about not yet being “successful”. Since there’s more creative content on the internet than ever I have a fear that it’ll be impossible for anything I create to get seen or appreciated because of it simply getting lost in the crowd.
Half a year or so ago I happened to find this video by a guy called Adam Westbrook which I definitely recommend that you check out. http://delve.tv/the-long-game-part-one/
In the two-part video series he talks about the fact that we often forget that famous and successful people of history actually wasn’t successful at all in the beginning of their careers.
As I continue working on my creative projects, going to my not so fun day job to have money for the rent, I try to keep this in mind. I remind myself and try to believe that if I just keep on slowly working with the things I love long enough, I will eventually have created something that I can be proud of. I think that writing this blog about my creative process can be a step in the right direction.
This will be a way for me to share thoughts about both my creative process and the different projects I work on. For the moment you will probably keep seeing more material from my board game project, but I’ll make more general posts like this as well.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck with whatever you’re working on!
2 thoughts on “The Long Game”
15th February 2016 at 7:12 pm
I have some of the same feelings. Only recently have I delved into game design. I have been mostly into writing and drawing comics, but I have come to the philosophy of doing what I love even if I can’t make money at it. Just to make myself happy.
Good luck to you as well!
16th February 2016 at 8:32 am
Yes, I think you’re right. It’s important to try to find that peace of mind in not knowing if you’ll be “successful” or not but that it isn’t the end of the world, that the most important thing is not the end result but the process. Thanks for sharing and good luck with all your projects!
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